Famous for its stunning mountain scenery and strong agriculture sector, the Centennial State’s job numbers and fiscal health are improving.  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 billiongap in public pension funding as of 2012

  • 68.5 days approximate length of time the state's 2013 rainy day fund would last

  • 108,000 acres of Hermosa Creek watershed that would be protected under legislation pending in Congress

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