The Centennial State, famous for its stunning mountain scenery and strong agriculture sector, is improving its job numbers and fiscal health.  But Colorado has not fully recovered from the Great Recession.  Funding for education continues to grow, and public pension costs remain a long-term risk for the state budget.  Colorado’s rich natural resources—including public lands, water, wildlife, and minerals draw visitors, investment, and new residents.

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  • $22.7 billion the gap in public pension funding as of 2012

  • 68.5 days approximate duration of the state's rainy day fund in 2013

  • 108,000 size, in acres, of Hermosa Creek's watershed, which would be protected under legislation pending in Congress

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