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Great Recession

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Colorado Among States Most Reliant On Income Tax

Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally.

09/15/2014

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Colorado’s Consumer Spending Rebounding

A new report from the federal government shows consumer spending in Colorado has increased since the Great Recession ended in 2009.

08/07/2014

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Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops To 6 Percent

Colorado unemployment dropped to 6.0 percent in April, the lowest level the state has seen since the beginning of the recession.

05/16/2014

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Gov.’s Budget Pays For Disasters, More Ed Funds

Large, destructive wildfires and historic flooding put a dent on Colorado’s finances, influencing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s latest budget proposal Friday, but the state is doing well enough that colleges and schools will see more funding.

11/02/2013

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Big Milestone For Denver Real Estate Recovery

There was a big milestone for the real estate recovery in Denver. Home prices broke a record in May for the first time since the market crashed.

07/30/2013

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Colorado Jobs Level Reaches Pre-Recession Peak

The governor’s economists say Colorado’s employment levels are back to where they were before the recession and tax receipts continue to exceed expectations.

06/20/2013

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Hickenlooper Repeats Cautious Optimism On Budget

Gov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Wednesday to remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado’s economic recovery could be impacted by federal cuts and worldwide forces.

11/14/2012

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State Budget Plan Focuses Investments Instead Of Cuts

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal released Thursday includes more funding for education, more Medicaid spending, and pay increases for state employees for the first time in five years.

11/01/2012

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Opinion: Auto And Bank Bailouts Prove Effective

On Monday, the Treasury Department sold 553,846,153 shares in AIG on Monday, turning an $18 billion profit on the $32.50 a share price.

09/11/2012

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Colorado Company Keeps Close Eye On Political Fight Over Wind Energy

A battle is under way in Congress over renewing tax credits for wind energy production. Sen. Michael Bennet is among the Colorado leaders who are fighting to get the extension back on the table.

04/06/2012

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