Two forecasts for Colorado’s economy cite continued growth in the state, but noted a tight labor market would cause that growth to be muted in the coming years.
The state legislature’s Joint Budget Committee has received forecasts from the Legislative Council Staff and the Office of State Planning and Budget.
The forecasts estimate that taxpayers will see refunds granted by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), as the state collects revenue above the state spending cap.
In a statement, House Democrats said the spending caps “limit the state’s ability to invest in critical priorities, such as education and transportation.”
The Legislative Council staff forecast said the state can expect to see economic activity expand as job growth and rising wages continue.