KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks with Senior Economist Chris Stiffler to break down a new report on low wage-jobs in Colorado. The report from Colorado Fiscal Institute covers worker demographics, impacts of raising the minimum wage, unemployment rates, and more.
Due to a variety of factors, including a question about U.S. citizenship, many Colorado residents are at risk of not being counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, according to a new Colorado Fiscal Institute report. The report also projects that a state investment of $12 million for outreach could ensure that Colorado gets its fair share of Congressional seats and about $8 billion in federal funds.
Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the nonpartisan Colorado Fiscal Institute, speaks with KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl about her disappointment with the tax bill, the failure of "trickle-down" economics, and what's next for Colorado's budget.