Friday, May 27, 2011

Colorado news roundup: Job growth and economic development start with education

A study out yesterday claims a small rise in state sales and income taxes will cost jobs. The additional money would go to support public education in Colorado. We doubt the study's conclusion in the first place, but more important is the point Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute Director Carol Hedges made to the Denver Daily News:

"One of the most important criteria of quality of life is the quality of the education system," said Hedges. "People make decisions on where they want to live based on the quality of life, and one of the most important contributors to quality of life is the quality of education."

Read about it, and find links to all the day's public-policy news, at the weekday Colorado news roundup.

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