Regional Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Grow as Economy Surges
The seven-county Denver metropolitan area continues to rapidly expand as measured by sales tax revenue growth, which year-to-date is up 18.5 percent over collections for the first five months in 2020. During the same period, it was down 5.3 percent in 2020. The monthly increase of 23.1 percent over May in 2020 shows a slight tapering off, reflects a huge increase in revenue for local governments.
Mr. Ciruli is the Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is an adjunct professor teaching public opinion and foreign policy. The Crossley Center conducts research and presents live and virtual programs on foreign policy, politics, public policy and public opinion.
Mr. Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from UCLA. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and is the past-president of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR (PAPOR). Mr. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies and past-president of the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Denver Athletic Club.
Mr. Ciruli is widely known to Colorado audiences as a pollster and political analyst. In 2016, Mr. Ciruli was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame.