This issue brief provides information on mechanisms used to refund revenue in excess of the state's constitutional spending limit. The legislature determines how the excess revenue is refunded. Over the course of TABOR's history, there have been 21 different refund mechanisms.
This issue brief provides information on state enterprises, a special category of government entities created in the Colorado Constitution. An enterprise is a self-supporting, or largely self-supporting, government-owned business that receives its revenue in return for the provision of a good or service.
Senate Bill 18-001, enacted during the 2018 legislative session, is a significant piece of transportation funding legislation. SB 18-001 commits state General Fund revenue for transportation projects and establishes financial mechanisms to address the passage or failure of transportation-related ballot measures. This issue brief summarizes the most important features of this law.
In Colorado, sales taxes are imposed by the state government, counties, municipalities, and special districts. Overlapping boundaries create 754 unique tax jurisdictions, many with different tax bases, rates, and administrators. This issue brief summarizes information on how local government sales and use taxes are assessed and administered.