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About 364 of colorado residents had at least a

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Unformatted text preview: the percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher. About 36.4% of Colorado residents had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2010, a gain of 0.5% compared to 2009. Local Government General Colorado’s more than 3,000 local governments continue to face economic challenges. Revenue shortfalls, coupled with the expiration of ARRA funding, will negatively affect local governments’ ability to provide services through counties, school districts, special districts, cities, and towns. The powers and duties of local governments, which are defined by state law, include oversight of K-12 education, maintaining parks, and providing law enforcement and other vital services. Local government revenue used to provide these services is derived from several sources: property taxes, sales and use taxes, fees, and intergovernmental revenues. In addition to sales, use, and property taxes, intergovernmental revenues, and fees, local governments receive revenue from several state and federal government transfers. State-collected highway revenues derived from gas tax and motor vehicle registration fund a variety of services, such as reconstruction, maintenance,...
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