Highlights and News

Apr 15, 2015

Report documents criminalization of homelessness

People are being discriminated against based on housing status and criminalized for acts of survival throughout Colorado.

Apr 15, 2015

Jones explains anti-poverty program on public radio

Colorado Public Radio reporter Megan Verlee relied on the Bell's Rich Jones to explore the Earned Income Tax Credit's enormous impact on families.

"It is probably the most effective poverty reduction program that we have," Jones said in the audio version of Verlee's story.

Jones walked Verlee through the many benefits of the EITC.

Apr 15, 2015

Strategic Planning Group on Aging 
moves on to Senate

One of our top priorities this legislative session -- the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (HB 1033) -- is through the House and on to the Senate.

Apr 14, 2015

Strategic Plan on Aging One Step Closer to Senate

The Strategic Planning Group on Aging (HB 1033) passed the Colorado House on second reading today, with final passage likely yet this week. Then the Senate will take up the bill, which aims to make a plan for the dramatic demographic shift that Colorado faces. In just 15 years, nearly one in four adults in Colorado will be older than 60.

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.

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