The use of carbon-free energy sources, or energy sources that emit minimal to no greenhouse gases (GHGs) to produce electricity, is increasing. Nuclear energy, which is a carbon-free energy source, already accounts for about 20 percent of the electricity generated in the United States, but there are concerns about its potentially harmful health and environmental impacts. This issue brief provides an overview of nuclear energy, its history in Colorado, public health and safety concerns, and recent technology advancements.
This issue brief discusses the types of on-line education, the relevant statutory provisions for on-line enrollment, and the most recent efforts to address the changing context in which on-line programs operate.
In 2013, Colorado eliminated precinct polling places and established voter service and polling centers (VSPCs). This issue brief outlines the services provided at VSPCs, location factors, VSPC hours, and staffing requirements for VSPCs.
This issue brief provides an overview of state and local laws regulating the landlord-tenant relationship, discusses the state and federal agencies that enforce fair housing laws, and lists several resources for landlords and tenants in dispute.
Colorado was the first state to enact a law regulating on-demand transportation network companies (TNCs). This issue brief provides an overview of rideshare service options in Colorado and examines the measure enacted by the General Assembly in the 2014 legislative session addressing the regulation of TNCs.
Three state taxes apply to marijuana, but medical and retail marijuana are taxed differently. Both medical and retail marijuana are subject to the 2.9 percent state sales tax, which is applied to most purchases in the state. Tax revenue collected from the sale of marijuana is deposited in two different funds: the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Fund and the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund (MCTF)