The mission of the Strategic Issues Program is to examine critical public issues and provide independent, non-partisan recommendations that raise the level of public awareness, and provide a basis for informed policy discussions.
Typically, chosen focus issues embody the following characteristics:
- The issue is of strategic significance in terms of public policy and is a matter of fundamental, long-term importance to Coloradans.
- The issue has reached a critical stage, where the need to address the matter is clear to policy makers and citizens.
- The issue is timely—there is a general feeling that the time to deal with the matter is approaching, and something needs to be done in the reasonably near future.
Please explore some of our focus issue areas in the links throughout this section of our site.