Newsletter – February 2018
The Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), a Colorado based free-enterprise think tank has kicked off the new year with a new website.
“Our mission is to research and promote common sense solutions for economic issues facing Colorado,” said CSPR Policy & Research Director Chris Brown. “We want to be a fact-based resource for thoughtful debate. Our new website is a critical tool for achieving that goal.”
The site will be a one-stop shop for those seeking information on important policy issues facing the state of Colorado.
“Through our broad research and application of a dynamic economic simulation model we can help inform the debate and determine, with independent analysis, the short and long-term costs, benefits, positives and negatives of major public policy initiatives,” Brown said.
The new site will catalog CSPR research, commentaries, and policy studies. In addition, visitors to the site can also view the latest news and editorials about issues facing Colorado, as well as sign up for the monthly newsletter.
In the last six years, CSPR has become one of the most reliable and trusted sources of information and economic policy insights in Colorado. CSPR studies have ignited debate and innovative policy solutions to issues ranging from affordable housing to education to energy.
“The future of Colorado is bright. To maintain and grow our robust economy, we owe it to ourselves and the people of this great state to offer fact-based research, thoughtful conversations, and sound fiscal policy,” said Earl Wright, Chairman of the Board.
ICYMI: Read the latest Editorial from Earl Wright, Chairman of the Board in The Denver Post
Rarely does any issue in the Colorado Legislature garner unanimous agreement. But the precarious position that the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) finds itself in has led every lawmaker, policy expert, and interest group to agree that it is time for PERA reform.
“As the solvency of our state’s public pension system grows increasingly worse, we are faced with a critical juncture and need for substantive reforms to PERA,” said Earl Wright, Chairman of the CSPR Board of Directors. Wright’s latest editorial addresses the issue of PERA reform. Click to read more:
A Glimpse at 2018
Along with our REMI partners, Colorado Concern, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, CSPR engaged in some of the most pressing issues affecting our state in 2017. And most importantly, we made a difference.
In 2018, we hope to surpass our 2017 success. This is a critical time in Colorado, and the issues facing our state will challenge our analytical capabilities and require common sense public policy.
State Infrastructure, the PERA deficit, education, energy policy, and growth are all issues CSPR will address in 2018.
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