Highlights and News

Apr 10, 2015

Denver Post Guest Commentary: Retirement task force would help state's small businesses

By Tim Gaudette and Mark Turner

The Colorado nonprofit organizations and small business leaders we represent tell us they're concerned about their employees' ability to retire securely -- and they have good reason to be.

Apr 10, 2015

Strategic Planning Group on Aging moves to House floor

One of the Bell's top priorities, the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (HB 1033), passed out of the Colorado House Appropriations Committee this morning 11-2.

This bipartisan bill creates an independent strategic planning group to identify and review the significant long-term issues posed by the aging of Colorado's population and recommends concrete steps and legislation to improve how public and private organizations respond to the challenges.

Apr 9, 2015

Support working families through a tax credit

The Colorado Legislature can choose to boost the earnings of hard-working Colorado families this year with a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a valuable resource that puts money back into the pockets of low- and middle-income folks, who in turn put that money into the local economy.

Apr 7, 2015

Unemployment rate declines overall but post-recession recovery varies by race

A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that the national unemployment rate is projected to fall from 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 5.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. However, for blacks and Latinos, unemployment rates will still be as high as 10.4 and 6.4 percent, respectively, in 2015.

Apr 7, 2015

State Pay Equity Commission won't continue

Colorado’s Pay Equity Commission will cease work on July 1, following the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee’s party-line vote Monday night to kill a bill (HB 1133) that would have extended the commission indefinitely.

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