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Strategic Issues Program

Issues & Research

State Government

Some of the fundamental issues affecting governance in the State of Colorado, as well as other states, include effectiveness, transparency, stewardship, performance and responsiveness. They enquire into the basic nature of state government: its role, functions, responsibilities, relationships, effectiveness, organization, financing and more. For Colorado, the answers to these questions will shape the future of our state.

The Strategic Issues Program seeks to provide a forum for education and thoughtful discussion on this topic. The links in this section include presentations and educational aids from experts who spoke to the SIP panel, background research conducted by SIP, and some helpful online resources for those interested in learning more about state governance issues.