Colorado PERA – Unfunded Liabilities and Reform

This year, the Colorado Public Employees Retirement system (PERA) faced a $30 billion unfunded liability, or roughly $6,000 for every man, woman, and child in Colorado. This is an obligation of Colorado’s taxpayers. The PERA board attempted to close that gap with a package of recommendations approved by the Legislature in 2010. Contributing factors to […]

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 The Colorado Economy

Potential for growth, challenges and solutions A World Class Workforce. Colorado has a highly educated workforce. 35.6% of Coloradans are college graduates, the second highest percentage in the nation. And Colorado ranks third in scientists/engineers as a percent of labor force.1 Tourism. Visitors are drawn to Colorado by world class skiing, spectacular parks, rugged public […]

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