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Issue Briefs

Ordered Chronologically



          Innovative Motor Vehicle Income Tax Credit (14-01)



Retail Marijuana Laws (13-11) 

Legislative Decision-Making and Colorado's Pension Plans (13-10)

Inspections of Oil and Gas Development  (13-09)

          Academic Standards And The Common Core (13-08)

          Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (13-07)

The Smart Government Act (13-06)

Electronic Device Recycling (13-05)

Colorado Juvenile Justice Systems (13-04)

Child Welfare Issue Brief (13-03)

Civil Unions (13-02)

State Highway Fund Revenue (13-01)



Senior Homestead and Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemptions (12-43)

Colorado K-12 Public Education Options (12-42)

State Water Supply Planning (12-41)

The Colorado Lottery (12-40)

Sales Tax Primer (12-39)

Probation Services in Colorado (12-38)

Colorado Public School Governance and Accountability (12-37)

Voter Registration and Identification (12-36)

Hydraulic Fracturing (12-35) 

Colorado Early Childhood Education (12-34)

Employment-Based Criminal History Background Checks (12-33)

Corporate Income Taxes (12-32)

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Act (12-31)

Essential Health Benefits for Health Insurance Plans (12-30)

Estate Taxes (12-29)          

Colorado's Enterprise Zone Program (12-28)

Federal Involvement in K-12 Education (12-27)

The SMART Government Act (12-26)

Recent Changes to the Initiative and Referendum Process (12-25)

Charter Schools Act (12-24)

Lower North Fork Wildfire Commission (12-23)

Educator Licensing (12-22)

Sunrise and Sunset Process (12-21)

Assistance in Colorado Law for the Active Military and Their Families (12-20)

Colorado Laws Related to Drunk Driving (12-19)

State and Federal Immigration Laws (12-18)

Foreclosures and the Role of the Public Trustee (12-17)

Benefits for Military Veterans in Colorado (12-16)

Overview of the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (12-15)

Colorado's Adult Protective Services System (12-14)

Colorado Laws Regulating Alcoholic Beverages (12-13)

Capital Construction and the Role of the Capital Development Committee (12-12)

Health Insurance Overview (12-11)

Medicaid and the Children's Basic Health Plan (12-10)    

Bail, Bail Bonding Agents, and Pretrial Services Programs (12-09)

Conservation Easements (12-08)

How Colorado Compares in State and Local Taxes (12-07)

Innovative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit (12-06) 

Low-Speed Electric Vehicle Law (12-05) 

Preferences in State Procurement (12-04)

Child Care Contribution Income Tax Credit (12-03)

Education Reform in Colorado (12-01)


The 2012 Election Cycle: An Early Start to a Presidential Election Year (11-13)

Depreciation of Capital Assets (11-12)

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Act (11-11)

Capital Construction Funding for FY 2011-12 (11-10)

Colorado's Health Benefit Exchange (11-9)

Update: The Colorado and National No-Call Lists (11-7)

Homeowners Association (11-6)

An Update: Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard (11-5)

Federal Health Care Reform: Health Insurance Requirements (11-04)   

K-12 Online Education Programs in Colorado (11-03)          

Consumer Use Tax and Changes from House Bill 10-1193 (11-02)

State Health Insurance Exchanges (11-01)


2010 Sentencing Reform (10-19) *Updated 2012*

Colorado's K-12 Education Funding Rankings (10-18)

Federal Health Care Reform - Impacts on Colorado's Medicaid Program (10-17)

TABOR Refund Mechanisms (10-16)

The SMART Government Act (10-15)

Late Vehicle Registration Fees (10-14)

Capital Construction Funding for FY 2010-11(10-13)

Renewable Energy Standard (10-12)

Higher Education Access and Flexibility (10-10) 

Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law (10-09) 

H1N1 Influenza and Colorado (10-08) 

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Act (10-07) 

Updated - Colorado Homestead Exemption (10-06) 

State Oversight of Charter Schools (10-05) 

Cell Phone Use and Distracted Driving Laws (10-04) 

Copper Theft (10-03) 

Fuel Excise Taxes (10-02) 

Alternative Teacher Licensure in Colorado (10-01)  


Capital Construction Funding for FY 2008-2009 (09-14) 

Forest Health and Restoration (09-13)  

Federal Stimulus Funding For Colorado Energy Conservation and Efficiency Projects(09-12)

Colorado Health Care Affordability Act (09-11) 

Colorado Gun Laws (09-10) 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms (09-09) 

Denver Union Station Redevelopment (09-08) 

CoverColorado (09-07) 

Colorado DNA Laws (09-06)

Federal Stimulus Funding for Colorado Surface Transportation and Public Transit Projects (09-05) 

Rainwater Harvesting in Colorado (09-02) 

Unemployment Insurance (09-01) 


 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act (08-01) 

 Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System (08-02) 


Automobile Insurance in Colorado (07-01) 

Capital Construction Funding for FY 2007-08 (07-08) 

Cervical Cancer Vaccine (07-09) 

Colorado Cold Case Units (07-05) 

Daylight Saving Time (07-10) 

Identity Theft (07-02) 

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (07-03) 

Prescription Drugs (07-04) 


Colorado PERA Reform Legislation (06-08) 

Eminent Domain Legislation (06-09) 

Immigration Colorado (06-04) 

Initiatives and Referenda - An Update on Their Use (06-06) 

New Driving Laws (06-02) 

On-Line Education in Colorado (06-11) 

Recreational Water Rights (06-13) 

Same Sex Unions (06-03)

Smoking Ban (06-10)

Statewide Measures - 1912-2006 (07-07) 

Statutes of Limitations for Sex Offenses (06-05) 

Tax Incentives for Hybrid Vehicles (06-01) 

The Real ID Act (06-07) 

Update on Special Education Funding (06-12) 



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