Highlights and News

Jan 15, 2015

Hickenlooper is right: Face facts, do math on state budget

Today, Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State address outlining his agenda for 2015. As usual, there was a lot that we could agree with, including his focus on workforce development, improving K-12 education and keeping post-secondary education affordable. We even agree that Colorado's marijuana industry should have banking privileges rather than having to operate in cash.

Jan 15, 2015

Bell urges expansion of Colorado Preschool Program

High-quality preschool puts children on a path to success, and the Colorado Preschool Program does just that for children most likely to start school unprepared. But funding for the program has not kept pace with the need, and too many of Colorado's 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are denied the chance to get a good start in life, according to an issue brief by the Bell Policy Center.

Jan 12, 2015

'Plan for the future' – we agree on that goal for session

The 70th Colorado General Assembly kicked off last Wednesday with an opening day filled with pageantry and excitement. This is the time when the legislative leaders lay out their vision for the coming session. The Bell's vision for the 2015 session has much in common with those described by the leaders.

Jan 9, 2015

We're hiring! Help us promote progressive public policies

The Bell Policy Center is seeking a new Communications Director and a Development and Operations Coordinator. This is a great opportunity to join the state's leading progressive research and advocacy organization.

Elaine Rumler, the Bell's Director of Operations, and Joe Watt, the Communications Director, are leaving after many years at the Bell.

Dec 30, 2014

Use '12 Charts' to keep up with debates over state buget

little 12 chartsWorkers at the Colorado Capitol are putting the finishing touches on renovations, racing the clock to get ready for the start of the 2015 legislative session.

Lawmakers hit town next week, and the opening session is Wednesday.

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