Levels of Long-Term Debt Within Colorado’s Local Government

July 5, 2010 by admin
Filed under: Issue Papers 

IP-5-2010 (July 2010)
Author: Ester Gabrielle

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Executive Summary:
The world is seeing levels of unprecedented government debt. However, the media focuses mostly on debt levels of national and state governments. For the most part, the general public has ignored the subject of local government debt. The root cause of this ignorance lies in the difficulty associated with uncovering information on local debt.

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3 Comments on Levels of Long-Term Debt Within Colorado’s Local Government

  1. June Steely on Fri, 8th Oct 2010 2:19 pm
  2. Very good information…I intend to Vote Yes on 60,61,101

  3. Carl Womble on Wed, 13th Oct 2010 1:21 pm
  4. What is the Institute’s stance on 60, 61, and 101?

  5. John Carder on Sat, 23rd Oct 2010 2:33 pm
  6. A great piece of research! Thank you for the effort.

    There was one number that I was a bit suspicious of. Appendix E (Section 1, page 8) lists the debt by county. It shows $2.675 billion for Morgan County. No other listing for Morgan County in the report is even $100 million. That seems suspiciously high to me. Perhaps a decimal slipped.

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