93,000 jobs, $12 Billion in gross domestic product, and $985 Million in state and local revenues would be lost if proposed bans on hydraulic fracturing in Colorado become law, according to a new economic study by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Meanwhile, despite receiving a near-unanimous vote in the State House of Representatives and ongoing questions of its expenditures, a Senate committee killed a measure to ensure a comprehensive audit of Colorado’s Health Care Exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.
In this week’s NCLA Under the Dome, understand the economic analysis of statewide fracking bans and how a bill to audit Connect for Health Colorado could be defeated despite strong support in the House.
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