Highlights and News

Sep 29, 2014

Defense Department adds restrictions on predatory loans

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released a proposal on Friday that would extend restrictions on predatory lending, which traps many active-duty service members and their dependents. The proposed rule would expand the number of lending products covered by the military's 36 percent interest rate cap, and it would close loopholes that lenders have used to get around the current rate cap.

Sep 24, 2014

The Bell's 2014 Ballot Guide

The Bell prepared this ballot guide for the upcoming election. This year there are four measures on the statewide ballot, and an important measure to expand preschool will be on the ballot in Denver County.

2014 Ballot Guide

Sep 23, 2014

State Revenues Strong, Projected to Exceed Ref C Limit

As a result of strong economic growth, state revenues are expected to grow in each of the next three fiscal years. In fact, revenue is projected to exceed the Referendum C revenue cap in fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-2017, resulting in TABOR rebates for the first time since 2001, state economists told the members of the Joint Budget Committee Monday.

Sep 19, 2014

Speak up, have your voice heard on higher education

Click here or on image for poster with links for information and to RSVP

poster outreach


Sep 19, 2014

Census drills down on poverty, income data for Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest data on poverty and household income for states and local areas. The data presented in the American Community Survey (ACS) complements the data presented in the 2014 Current Population Survey released earlier this week.  The major difference is that the ACS provides detailed information on more than 40 categories that measure the social, economic and housing conditions down to the state and local community level.

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