State’s economic future the topic of CU Advocates presentation

Registration for March 2 event closes next week
By Staff

Phyllis Resnick, University of Denver, Center for Colorado’s Economic Future

“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.

Space is limited for this event, so please register by Feb. 22.  For questions, contact Michele McKinney at 303-860-5622 or


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