Highlights and News

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.

Dec 29, 2014

Colorado hourly workers to get raise of 23 cents on Jan. 1

Low-income workers in Colorado will see their hourly pay rise on Jan. 1 as the state's minimum wage increases by 23 cents to $8.23 an hour.

Dec 24, 2014

Child-care benefits clear, but many families can't afford it

High-quality child care is a must-have for many Colorado families. Unfortunately, it remains out of the reach for too many hard-working parents in the state. To shine a light on this issue, Qualistar, the Women's Foundation of Colorado and the Children's Campaign released a collaborative report titled Child Care Affordability in Colorado: An investigation into child care costs and recommended strategies for improving affordability.

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