Is average the best Colorado can do?
Let me share a few facts. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that Colorado's enrollment increased 17.5 percent between 2000 and 2010. The Census Bureau reports that total population increased 16.9 percent and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent employment gain over this same time frame. Given those relatively rapid increases in population (ninth fastest in the nation) and enrollment (fifth fastest) and related increasing demand for services and infrastructure, it's easy to see that jobs and associated incomes have not increased in any proportion sufficient to support even keeping pace with demand.
The Colorado Legislative Council staff compiled data for fiscal years 1998-99 and 2008-09 showing that state tax collections
More breaking news...
In order to form a more perfect ‘civil union’
Let’s bring good mental health to the mainstream
The short answer is