Social Science Research Institutes

Common Sense Policy Roundtable

Common Sense Policy Roundtable is a non-profit free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado's economy.

aka Common Sense Policy Roundtable Forum

Greenwood Village, CO

Mission

Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) is a non-profit free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. Our mission is to research and promote common sense solutions for economic issues facing Colorado. From energy to education, we examine the economic impact of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws by employing dynamic modeling that accurately measures the impact of each measure on the Colorado economy. To fully achieve our mission, we actively promote these solutions through the education of policy experts, lawmakers, community leaders, and the general public.

Ruling Year

2011

CEO and President

Kristin Strohm

Director of Policy and Research

Chris Brown

Main Address

6295 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 100

Greenwood Village, CO 80111 USA

Keywords

Think tank, Free Enterprise, Economy, Colorado

EIN

27-4253618

 Number

3022941433

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Economics (as a Social Science) (V22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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What we aim to solve

We were founded because we saw that divisive partisanship was overwhelming the issues, and objective economic analysis was not being presented to lawmakers and voters to allow them to make informed decisions based on facts.

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Our programs

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Common Sense Policy Roundtable's work

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Our Results

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Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We believe in the value of sound fiscal and economic research, and that educated policymakers, voters, and communities are essential to improving our shared economic future.

We examine the economic impact of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws by employing dynamic modeling that accurately measures the impact of each measure on the Colorado economy. To fully achieve our mission, we actively promote these solutions through the education of policy experts, lawmakers, community leaders, and the general public. The mission of CSPR is to engage on the issues that matter most to the future economic prosperity of the citizens of Colorado. We focus on promoting ideas and information that enhance our free-enterprise system. Through monthly discussions with our diverse board of directors and strategic partnerships, quarterly events and monthly podcasts, we aim to have an impact on the understanding of the public policy and economic issues that matter most to Coloradans. This focus brings us to study a range of subject areas including improving education outcomes, sound fiscal policy that does not put the taxpayer at future risk, and establishing a regulatory environment that enables free-enterprise. In 2020, we continue to focus on examining how some issues and policies under pension reform, paid family leave, oil and gas regulation, K-12 education, health care, TABOR, and tax increase measures might impact the overall health of Colorado and its citizens.

We own a license for Tax PI+ REMI dynamic model for the state of Colorado and regions of Denver South and Metro Denver EDC. REMI is a dynamic economic modeling program created by Dr. George Treyz. Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), founded by Dr.Treyz in 1980 is located in Amherst, MA. The REMI model is a regional economic modeling program created to inform and improve the quality of public policy decisions.

In aiming to shift policy discussions away from party lines and political rhetoric and towards utilizing research, we gauge our progress through a variety of factors including news hits, membership levels, e-newsletter subscriptions and social media followers.

In 2019, we achieved our mission and our voice was heard. We brought sound fiscal analysis, economic modeling and the truth to Coloradans on a list of issues. A couple of the issues we worked on were: - Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space - Senate Bill 181: The statewide cost of prohibitions, restrictions and regulatory uncertainty in Colorado’s energy sector - Senate Bill 188: Analysis of the cost and risk of financial insolvency for a Colorado Paid Leave Program - Colorado Emissions Reduction Calculator - Building Gated Cities Policy Brief - Dollars & Data: A look at K-12 Education Funding in Colorado - Anticipating a State Option for Health Care: Will Business Face Higher Costs or Will Quality and Access be Cut? - Proposition CC: Critical Questions Answered With all of those studies and successes, we also did much more. By following the attached link, you will be able to view our Annual Report from 2019. This will give you a glimpse into what we have accomplished this far and what will be coming next: https://www.commonsensepolicyroundtable.org/2019-annual-report/

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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Organizational Demographics

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