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2018

GUEST COLUMN: Initiative 97 would cut education funding
The Gazette: August 17, 2018 by Dana Svendsen
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Initiative 97 would gut oil and gas development, devastate Colorado’s economy
Colorado Politics: August 16, 2018 by Dan Haley
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Colorado oil and gas stocks hit hard by anti-fracking ballot initiative news
Denver Business Journal: August 10, 2018 by Greg Avery
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Fields: Initiative 97 would destroy Colorado’s oil and gas industry
The Complete Colorado: August 10, 2018 by Michael Fields
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Bentley: Colorado energy, Initiative 97 and the case for bipartisan dialogue
The Tribune: August 9, 2018 by Tracee Bentley
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Colorado Petroleum Council challenges effort to limit oil, gas development
Daily Energy Insider: August 8, 2018 by Chris Galford
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New study defines the economic and fiscal impacts of Initiative 97
Colorado Politics: August 7, 2018 by Tim Brown
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Insidious Initiative 97 would destroy Colorado’s oil and gas economy
Colorado Politics: August 3, 2018 by Kevin Hougen and Robert Golden
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Sustaining U.S. Energy Through Right Policies
Energy Tomorrow: July 31, 2018 by Mark Green
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New Study Details: The Cost of Colorado Initiative #97
Colorado Business Roundtable: July 31, 2018 with Chris Brown and Dan Haley
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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE IN DENVER – Robin Wise
Denver Business Journal: July 31, 2018
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Study cites costs of Colorado oil and gas measure
The Durango Herald: July 29, 2018 by Joey Bunch
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Study cites costs of oil and gas measure; Ken Salazar calls it unconstitutional
Colorado Politics: July 27, 2018 by Joey Bunch
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Colorado’s next governor must help bridge the skills gap with better schools
Colorado Politics: July 9, 2018 by Taylor Merritt
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Would rural Colorado make the endangered species list?
The Pueblo Chieftain: June 30, 2018 by Sara Blackhurst
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Viewpoint: Making Colorado’s schools No. 1 should be the next governor’s priority
Denver Business Journal: June 6, 2018 by Earl Wright and Phil Kalin
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What if Colorado Schools Were #1?
Colorado Business Roundtable: May 30, 2018 with Jamie Trafficanda and Chris Brown
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New Study underscores need to fix education opportunity gaps
The Daily Sentinel: May 25, 2018 by Christian Reece
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Simon Lomax, co-author of our PERA study, penned the following column
Price of PERA bailout gouges Colorado Taxpayers
Colorado Politics: May 14, 2018 by Simon Lomax
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A closer look at the survey that quantifies what if Colorado schools were No. 1 in the U.S.
Denver Business Journal: May 16, 2018 by Jonathan Rose
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Gov. candidates talk education plans at Denver Chamber forum
Colorado Politics: May 16, 2018 by Marianne Goodland
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First look: Colorado education survey shows billions at stake in boosting education
Denver Business Journal: May 14, 2018 by Jonathan Rose
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Colorado Business Groups to tell candidates of the value of education
Colorado Politics: May 12, 2018 by Joey Bunch
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State Pension Continues Treading Water
Colorado Springs Gazette: May 11, 2018 by The Gazette editorial board
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The Gazette published the CSPR open letter to legislators in full on the editorial page
Suggested reforms to put PERA on a sound footing
Colorado Springs Gazette: May 8, 2018
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Business groups urge specific steps in pension system reform
9News: May 3, 2018 by Ed Sealover
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Business groups urge specific steps in pension system reform
Denver Business Journal: May 3, 2018 by Ed Sealover
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PERA reform in trouble
The Pueblo Chieftain: April 24, 2018 by The Pueblo Chieftain editorial board
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CSPR Study underscores need for PERA reform
Colorado Politics: April 21, 2018 by Tim Brown
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Don’t Shield Colorado Employees from PERA Fix
The Gazette: April 20, 2018 by The Gazette editorial board
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Amended PERA Bill Would Worsen Colorado’s Public Pension Problem
The Complete Colorado: April 19, 2018 by Joshua Sharf
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A Wrong Turn on PERA Reform
The Denver Post: April 18, 2018 by The Denver Post editorial board
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SB 200 sponsor Senator Jack Tate authored the following column about his bill and referenced, “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
Fix PERA now–before its problems get worse
Colorado Politics: April 12, 2018 by Jack Tate
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CSPR Board Member Buz Koeble and CSPR Director of Research and Policy Chris Brown discuss “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
PERA in peril?
KDMT AM1690: April 2, 2018 with Buz Koeble and Chris Brown
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Mike Kopp and John Ikard, CSPR REMI Partners, co-wrote the following column
PERA Reform Must Provide Budget Relief to Schools, Local Governments & Taxpayers
The Denver Post: March 23, 2018 by John Ikard and Mike Kopp
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The following editorial references the CSPR study, “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
EDITORIAL: Save teacher wages; put PERA on a diet
The Gazette: March 20, 2018 by The Gazette editorial board
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Business Groups Push More Ambitious PERA Reforms
Secure Futures Colorado: March 12, 2018
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PERA Bill Has Major Flaw
The Denver Post: March 10, 2018 by The Denver Post editorial board
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As PERA bill drops Wednesday, Common Sense Policy Roundtable offers advice
Colorado Politics: March 7, 2018 by Joey Bunch
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Colorado growth-control measure is a non-starter with candidates for Governor
Denver Business Journal: March 2, 2018 by Ed Sealover
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Denver-area growth-control measure gets go-ahead from Colorado Supreme Court
Denver Business Journal: March 1, 2018 by Ed Sealover
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What happened to “strategic growth” in Lakewood?
Rocky Mountain Real Estate Law: February 16, 2018
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Proposed initiative to limit new housing on Front Range ignites fears in real estate industry
The Denver Post: February 7, 2018 by Aldo Svaldi
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Sound Off: The Denver Post opinion newsletter: Jan. 22, 2018
The Denver Post: January 22, 2018 by Cohen Peart
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On PERA reform, finish the work Greg Smith started
The Denver Post: January 19, 2018 by Earl Wright
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2017

A ballot issue that mandates stagnation and recession? No thanks
Colorado Politics: December 6, 2017 by Mike Kopp
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Fixing Our Broken Tax Code
Nation-wide coalition urging Congress to support the Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code: October 18, 2017
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Business partnership looks at bigger picture of capping Lakewood’s growth
Colorado Politics: October 18, 2017 by Joey Bunch
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Chairman of the CSPR Board of Directors Earl Wright discusses the need for tax reform
Varney & Co. on FOX Business Network: October, 2017
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Common Sense Policy Roundtable researches issues affecting Colorado jobs and economy
The Denver Channel: September 3, 2017 by Anne Trujillo
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Common Sense Policy Roundtable hires research leader for ‘critical’ Colorado issues
Colorado Politics: August 25, 2017 by Joey Bunch
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City Pledges for ‘100% Renewable Energy’ Are 99% Misleading
The Wall Street Journal: August 4, 2017 by Charles McConnell
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Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Rise May Have Pushed Down Workers’ Hours, Study Finds
The Wall Street Journal; June 27, 2017 by Josh Zumbrun
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More Colorado high school graduates need remedial classes
The Denver Post; May 8, 2017 by Monte Whaley
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Construction Defects & CSPR Budget Comparison
Colorado Business Roundtable; April 27, 2017 Radio Broadcast
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Conservative group sounds alarm over health care’s rapidly rising share of Colorado state budget
TColorado Politics; April 7, 2017 by Ernest Luning
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GUEST COMMENTARY – Common sense makes affordable housing
The Villager; April 5, 2017 by Buz Koelbel
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GUEST COLUMN: Solving the affordable housing crisis
The Gazette; March 25, 2017 by Earl Wright
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Wright: Solving the affordable housing crisis
The Colorado Statesman; March 24, 2017 by Earl Wright
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Home prices worry Denver
The Pueblo Chieftain; March 2, 2017
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2014

PRESS RELEASE: New study shows the statewide economic impact of a fracking ban
March 27, 2014
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Worst-case scenario study: Frack ban could cost 68,000 Colorado jobs
Denver Post; March 26, 2014 By Mark Jaffe
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University of Colorado study suggests major job loss from proposed fracking ban
Denver Business Journal; March 26, 2014 By Neil Westergaard and Heather Draper
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Study: Colorado fracking ban would be billion-dollar blow
The Coloradoan; March 26, 2014 By Ryan Maye Handy
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Study: Statewide Fracking Ban Would Cost $12 Billion, 93,000 Jobs By 2040
The Colorado Observer; March 26, 2014 By Valerie Richardson
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Statewide fracking ban would reduce state GDP by $12 billion
Northern Colorado Business Report; March 26, 2014 By Steve Lynn
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CU Report Estimates Economic Impact Of Statewide Fracking Ban
KUNC; March 26, 2014 By Grace Hood
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2013

CSPR Board Member Lou Hutchison discusses our Amend 66 study on Capitol and Capital
KHOW Radio; November 4, 2013 on The Michael Brown Show
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Country’s biggest school board race to be decided Tuesday in Douglas County
Fox 31 Denver; November 3, 2013 By Eli Stokols
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Douglas County School District is a leader in education
The Denver Post; October 30, 2013 By The Honorable Peter Groff
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REFORM: Former Dem Senate President Praises Dougco School District
Colorado Peak Politics; October 27, 2013
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Amendment 66 & Web Extra
Colorado State of Mind Broadcast; October 25, 2013 By Rocky Mountain PBS
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Rocky Mountain High Taxes; Democrats and unions try to kill Colorado’s flat tax.
The Wall Street Journal; October 23, 2013
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Peter Groff weighs in on Dougco reforms
EdNews Colorado; October 22, 2013 By Todd Engdahl
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Peter Groff, Former Senate President, Colorado – Douglas Country School Board election and reform
850 KOA; October 22, 2013 On-air with Mike Rosen
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Amendment 66: Battle over Colorado school tax draws big money, heavy hitters
The Gazette; October 20, 2013 By Garrison Wells
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TAX HIKE STUDY: Amendment 66 Will Kill Jobs, Personal Income, Can’t Promise Improvements
Colorado Peak Politics; October 11, 2013
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 $1 Billion Tax Hike Drags On Economy Through 2040, According To CU Study
The Colorado Observer; October 11, 2013
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School tax measure would be a drag on Colorado’s economy, CU Leeds study finds
Denver Business Journal; October 9, 2013 By Heather Draper
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Amendment 66 means $4 billion economic gain for Colorado
KDVR 31; October 9,2013 By Eli Stokols
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Study: Amendment 66 a drag on Colorado’s economy – but not if it works
The Denver Post; October 9, 2013 By Kevin Simpson
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PRESS RELEASE: New study shows that without substantial improvement in student performance, Amendment 66 is drag on the Colorado economy
Leeds School of Business Report Uses State-of-the-Art Dynamic Model to Determine What Impact Amendment 66 Will Have on Our State’s Economy
October 9, 2013
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Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women
Forbes, September 25, 2013, by Avik Roy
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Government Shutdown 101: What Happens When The Lights Go Off?
Forbes, September 20, 2013, by Kelly Phillips Erb
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$950 million Colorado school finance measure officially on ballot
The Denver Post, September 4, 2013, by Kevin Simpson
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Democrats Block Additional Information for Voters in Blue Book
Colorado House GOP, September 4, 2013, by Joe Malecka
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Hickenlooper Touts $1 Billion Education Tax Increase
The Colorado Observer, August 16, 2013
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Colorado schools tax campaign begins in earnest
The Associated Press, August 15, 2013, by The Associated Press
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Economic development groups deploy advanced model for Colorado issues
Denver Post, July 17, 2013, by Aldo Svaldi
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Coalition Forms To Bring Better Impact Analysis To Public Policy
The Colorado Observer, July 17, 2013, by Observer Staff
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Dynamic modeling: The debate has just begun
Denver Business Journal, July 16, 2013, by Ed Sealover
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Econometric model to examine Init. 22 in debut study in CO
Colorado Space Coalition, July 16, 2013, author unreported
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PRESS RELEASE: Partnership Announces Dynamic Econometric Modeling Initiative for Colorado
Econometric Model to Provide in-Depth Analysis on the Economic Impacts of Public Policy
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University of Colorado will help lawmakers weigh tax impact
Denver Business Journal, May 17, 2013
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CSPR Encourages Statewide Oil and Gas Regulations
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CSPR Joins Business Coalition in opposition to HB13-1269
May 6, 2013
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Costly Medicaid Expansion Nears Approval In Colorado
Colorado Media Trackers, May 1, 2013
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Uber Scores a Regulatory Victory
The Denver Post, March 3, 2013
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2012

Should Colorado opt out of the Medicaid expansion as outlined in the Affordable Health Care Act? Yes
The Denver Post, July 7, 2012, by Earl Wright
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Guest Commentary: A Win for States
The Colorado Observer, July 2, 2012
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Don’t stifle economic recovery with new layers of regulation for energy development
Jack Hays & T. Scott Martin, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, June 20, 2012
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Wyoming Trusts for Colorado Residents: Reduced Income Tax, Asset Protection, and Other Advantages
June 6, 2012
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Letter to Senator Scheffel in support of SB12-83
February 23, 2012
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2011

A job-killing stab at funding education
The Pueblo Chieftain June 12, 2011
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National Economist: Health Tax Increase Will Kill 119,000 Jobs
CSPR Press Release, May 26, 2011
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CSPR Vows to Fight Tax Increases
CSPR Press Release, February 24, 2011
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Revenue Forecasts Demand Caution
The Pueblo Chieftain, February 6, 2011
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Putting Jobs, Taxpayers First Will Spark a Better Fiscal Future
The Gazette, January 17,2011
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An Opportunity for an Open, Thoughtful Budget Process
The Denver Post, February 5, 2011
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2010

Incentives Spur Utah’s Growth
State’s Red-Carpet Treatment Toward Businesses Is a Catalyst for Job Gains
The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2010
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The “Secret Tax”
Denver Post, October 30, 2010
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