“Financing Colorado's Future” is the topic of a free event presented at a CU Advocates educational forum set for 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 2 at 1800 Grant St., Denver. Registration and continental breakfast precede the event at 7:30 a.m.
Phyllis Resnick – a CU alumna, managing director of R2 Analysis and lead economist at the University of Denver’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future – will discuss the state’s structural budget imbalance of the widening gap between the state’s forecast expenditures and revenues. The findings are from a DU study commissioned by the Colorado Legislature, “Financing Colorado's Future: An Analysis of the Fiscal Sustainability of State Government.”
The talk will discuss challenges Colorado faces into the year 2025: The study found that in 2025 “there will be no tax revenue for public colleges and universities, no money for the state court system, nothing for child-protection services, nothing for youth corrections, nothing for state crime labs and nothing for other core services of state government.” A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Resnick holds a doctorate and master’s from the University of Colorado in public affairs and economics, respectively, and a bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.