Colorado has the leanest government in the Rocky Mountain region.
A report shows that the state has the fewest employees in the region, and that it under-invests in state assets, such as education, highways, police protection and natural resources.
“Our report verifies what state employees in the field have been saying for the better part of a year,” said Robert Gibson, state director of WINS, a membership organization of state employees. “We have been cut to the bone and not only are Colorado WINS members suffering, but so are the citizens of Colorado.”
In the report, Gibson said the state’s pay has been stagnant since 2002 – up just 1.8 percent during the same period. Pay in other Rocky Mountain states has risen sharply during that same period, Gibson said.
The full report can be viewed at www.StressedToTheLimit.com.