CO Governmental and Non-Govenmental Reports

Audit of the Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority and the Colorado Tourism Board
Category: CO
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Publication Date: 09/13/2000
Author: Office of the State Auditor
Auraria Higher Education Center Financial and Compliance Audits (2008 and 2007)
Category: CO
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Publication Date: 10/23/2008
Author: Office of the State Auditor
Previous years’ reports are available here.
Colorado State Fair Authority Financial and Compliance Audit (fiscal years 2008 and 2007)
Category: CO
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Publication Date: 06/30/2008
Author: Office of the State Auditor
Previous years’ audits are available here.
Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
Category: ALL
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Author: Good Jobs First
This article discusses the basics of industrial revenue bonds, which are often used by public authorities to provide financing for private businesses.
Preliminary Analysis of Proposed Amendment 61
Category: CO
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Publication Date: 11/17/2009
Author: Rich Jones (The Bell Policy Center)
The Bell Policy Center offers analysis of Proposed Amendment 61, a ballot measure that would ban the use of any kind of debt in Colorado. Would that apply to public authorities, or would it just give the government all the more reason to create public authorities? More information is available at Ballotpedia.
Public Authorities and Private Firms as Providers of Public Goods
Category: ALL
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Publication Date: 09/01/1994
Author: Clayton P. Gillette (Reason Foundation)
This report from the Reason Foundation suggests two primary policy implications: “First, public authorities should be made more accountable, perhaps by removing the immunities they currently enjoy. Second, and more fundamentally, the decision to have public authorities provide major infrastructure should be reconsidered, since private firms can often perform these same public functions, while not suffering from the institutional disadvantages of public authorities.”
Report
Category: CO
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Author: Colorado Legislative Council, Committee on Accountability of Government Authorities
The Ideal Deal: How Local Governments Can Get More for Their Economic Development Dollar (March 2007)
Category: ALL
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Author: Rachel Weber (University of Illinois at Chicago) and David Santacroce (University of Michigan Law School) (Good Jobs First)
This report contends that if economic development agencies intend to continue offering incentives, they should do so in a smarter manner. Topics discussed include valuation of public costs and benefits, performance standards, disclosure and oversight, and contract enforcement.
Transportation Funding & Financing: Municipal/Public Bond Issues
Category: ALL
Sub-category: Government and Non-Governmental Reports
Author: AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance
This website provides information about transportation findings. Topics include toll-backed revenue bonds; fare box revenue bonds; and general obligation bonds.
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