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Blue Book: Legislative Council Staff Discussion of 2018 Ballot Initiatives

October 17, 2018
Wednesday 05:00 PM
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***Please note that this evening event is scheduled at the Denver Webb Building at 201 W. Colfax Ave. It will take place in the fourth floor conference room.***

Wondering how to vote in the November 2018 election?  Join us for food and discussion as state economists Greg Sobetski and Larson Silbaugh discuss several ballot initiatives with far-reaching impacts on Colorado’s economy and state finances, including two transportation funding initiatives (Propositions 109 and 110), a public school funding measure (Amendment 73), and a measure restricting oil and gas drilling activity (Proposition 112). 

Larson and Greg played an integral role in writing and reviewing analyses of ballot measures in the “Blue Book,” the nonpartisan voter guide that is mailed to every household in the state.   

Larson Silbaugh is a Principal Economist for the Colorado Legislative Council Staff, the non-partisan research staff of the General Assembly.  He helps prepare the quarterly economic and revenue forecast, writes fiscal notes, and responds to information requests from legislators and the public. Larson's main forecast responsibilities are property taxes, severance taxes, corporate income taxes, and revenue from the sale of regulated marijuana.  He has worked for the Colorado General Assembly for seven years.  Prior to working in Colorado, Larson earned his Master's degree in Economics from the University of Montana in Missoula and worked as a tax economist for the Montana Department of Revenue. 

Greg Sobetski is a senior economist at Legislative Council Staff.  His areas of expertise include Colorado's income and sales taxes, transportation finance, and especially TABOR.  Greg is a Littleton native and a graduate of DU's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Greg was elected to the DABE board this year; he's also lived in China and coached the national champion George Washington High School debate team.


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Denver Webb Building - 4th Floor Conference Rooms 4.F.6 and 4.G.2
201 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202