Highlights and News

May 13, 2015

2015 State of Opportunity Breakfast

Our State of Opportunity Breakfast this morning served up the scoop on the 2015 legislative session, what's ahead for Bell priorities and, of course, delicious baked goods. Catch up on the action, including our presentation of an Opportunity Award to Rep. Dianne Primavera for her leadership on the passage of our top priority, the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (HB 1033).

May 12, 2015

Respectfully ask Gov. Hickenlooper to veto HB 1390

Join 9to5 Colorado, the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado Fiscal Institute, COLOR, Colorado Progressive Coalition, ProgressNow Colorado and the Small Business Majority in requesting that Governor Hickenlooper veto the Allowable Finance Charge for Certain Consumer Credit Transactions bill (HB15-1390). This bill did not get a full vetting in the Legislature and would raise the cost of credit for moderate- and low-income Coloradans on certain consumer credit transactions.

May 7, 2015

2015 legislative session in review

The 2015 legislative session ended Wednesday with two key takeaways from our work:

1) The Legislature passed our top priority, the Strategic Planning Group on Aging.

May 5, 2015

End-of-session chaos clears way for high-cost credit bill

A late bill that is clearly bad for consumers easily passed the House and is on the Senate floor. This bill, Allowable Finance Charge for Certain Consumer Credit Transactions (HB15-1390), would raise the cost of credit for moderate- and low-income Coloradans on certain consumer credit transactions. The frenzied pace of the final days of the legislative session paved the way for this bill to sail through, and consumers stand to lose.

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