Highlights and News

Jun 12, 2015

Households approaching retirement have little savings

More than half of American households between the ages of 55 and 64 have less than $25,000 in retirement savings, including 41 percent who have zero. Although some households in this age group have other financial resources, 27 percent have no retirement savings and no traditional pension plan, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study.

Jun 11, 2015

Remembering Rep. John Buckner

We are saddened by the loss of Rep. John Buckner, who passed away on May 28. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Denver. After a long career in education, including more than 17 years as the principal of Overland High School in Aurora, Buckner was elected to the Colorado General Assembly in 2012.

Jun 10, 2015

Report names Colorado a top state for women

A recent study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) concluded that a woman's status in the United States varies widely not only due to factors such as race and ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, citizenship status and sexual orientation but also by state. IWPR's report, Status of Women in the States, named Colorado one of the top 10 states for women to live.

Jun 4, 2015

Breaking news: Governor vetoes high-cost credit bill

Today Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill that would have increased loan costs for low- and moderate-income Coloradans. The Bell had led more than a dozen organizations in asking the governor to veto this bill, Allowable Finance Charge for Certain Consumer Credit Transactions (House Bill 15-1390). We greatly appreciate the governor's action to protect Colorado consumers.

Jun 4, 2015

Strategic Planning Group on Aging is law!

With the official stroke of his pen, Gov. John Hickenlooper made the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (House Bill 15-1033) law today. The Bell was one of the first to draw attention to the upcoming dramatic shift in Colorado's demographic, and we're thrilled to see our state taking steps toward being prepared.

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