Highlights and News

Mar 19, 2014

Key P-12 bills don't adequately address funding, needs

The Colorado House Education Committee today passed and sent to the House Appropriations Committee two important education funding bills – the 2014 School Finance Act (HB14-1298) and the "Student Success Act" (HB14-1292). Because these bills will help set the future course of public education in the state, we believe important changes still need to be made for the bills to best serve the needs of the state and local communities.

Mar 18, 2014

Curious what happens if you don't buy health insurance?

The first open-enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends March 31 – in less than two weeks. The next enrollment period won't begin until Nov. 15.

Wondering what will happen if you don't purchase coverage by the end of the month? We can explain.

No coverage without a 'qualifying event'

Mar 14, 2014

Bell supports commonsense consumer protections for taxpayers

House Bill 14-1285, Taxpayer Protection Act Disclosures, which would require paid tax preparers in Colorado to disclose their qualifications and experience, passed second reading in the House on the morning of Friday, March 14.

Mar 12, 2014

2014 legislative session rounds halfway mark, anticipate action-packed second half

The 2014 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly passed the mid-point over the weekend with slow progress being made on a number of the Bell's key legislative goals. Like a lot of NBA games, most of the action this session will take place in the second half. This is due, in part, to the large number of bills that involve state spending.

Mar 7, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: An alternative, but ...

The Affordable Care Act is likely to dominate the political debate leading up to the national midterm elections. The Republican message will concentrate on popular dissatisfaction with the law, but it appears there will be little talk about a practical alternative.

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