IB-F-2007 (August 2007)
Author: Justin Longo
Before the end of 2007, Colorado will have over 3,000 governments. That is 3,000 entities with independent decision making on public policy and tax authority. This figure is significant in that the state eclipsed 2,000 governments in 1998. A growth rate of 40% in eight years is significant enough to raise concern about the direction of government.