Highlights and News

May 21, 2014

Yep, the '14 session was great for expanding opportunity

Shortly after the 2014 legislative session ended on May 7, we offered our quick take – a post-game analysis, if you will. Today, we are publishing an end-of-session Opportunity News with greater detail and more context on key bills and this session's achievements. We're sticking with our initial impression: This was a great year for expanding opportunity for Coloradans.

May 13, 2014

Legislators make great strides in expanding opportunity

The second regular session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly came to a close on Wednesday. From our perspective, it was extremely productive and expanded opportunity for a wide range of Coloradans. More parents will get help with child care as they move toward self-sufficiency. Low-skilled adults will benefit from education and training programs that will help them secure family-sustaining jobs.

May 7, 2014

Retirement security bill dies in Senate, but we'll be back

We're disappointed to report that the plan to create a Colorado Retirement Security Task Force failed yesterday in a close vote in the Senate.

That means the bill is dead for this year, but the issue of retirement security for all Coloradans is too important – it won't go away. And neither will we.

May 6, 2014

Bell alum Adrian Miller wins James Beard award

We should have seen this one coming. When Adrian Miller was the Bell's general counsel and outreach director from 2001 to 2007, in addition to being a valuable member of the staff, we knew we could count on him for a tip on the latest, greatest rib joint. In fact, he'd offer it before we asked.

Food was Adrian's not-so-secret passion, and that led him to write his groundbreaking book, Soul Food, The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.

May 5, 2014

Speak up! Tell your senator to support retirement security

The Colorado Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposal aimed at helping more Coloradans gain access to retirement plans in the workplace.

This bill, House Bill 14-1377, is important for Colorado and could help thousands of workers take steps to ensure they have a secure retirement.

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