The Impact of the Colorado Domestic Partnership Act on Colorado’s State Budget
By M.V. Lee Badgett, Brad Sears, Roger Lee, Danielle MacCartney
This study estimates that allowing same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships under the proposed “Colorado Domestic Partnership Benefits and Responsibilities Act” will result in a net gain of approximately $1.2 million each year for the State. This net increase will result from savings in expenditures on state means-tested public benefits programs and from an increase in sales tax revenue from registration celebrations.