Highlights and News

Feb 27, 2014

Success from the session: Options at community colleges

Senior policy analyst Frank Waterous, fourth from left,
shares a light moment during the signing of the bill.

When helping students and increasing opportunity is the driving force behind a piece of legislation, it stands a good chance of succeeding. It's also something that we at the Bell will support.

Feb 24, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: Reforms help cut debt

The main reason for the Affordable Care Act is to ensure that more Americans have health insurance and access to health care, but another important reason is that medical debt has been a leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.

For many Americans, a single medical bill has been enough to erase savings or drive a family into a financial abyss. The problem was especially acute for families that lacked health insurance or had insufficient coverage.

Feb 24, 2014

ACA breaks 'job lock,' expands choices on jobs, insurance

(Wade Buchanan, president of the Bell, wrote an op-ed on a part of a recent national report that was overlooked or misinterpreted.)

By Wade Buchanan

Feb 20, 2014

Bell backs bill to expand affordable housing in Colorado

Policy analyst George Awuor of the Bell testified on Wednesday in favor of a proposal that would expand the availability of affordable housing in the state.

In his testimony before the House Finance Committee, Awuor said building more affordable housing will create jobs, generate more tax revenue and greater economic activity in both the construction phase and after the housing is in place.

Feb 19, 2014

Income inequality surges in Colorado, according to report

The gap between the wealthiest Coloradans and everyone else turned into a chasm following the Great Recession, according to a report released today. In that time, Colorado's top 1 percent accounted for all of the state's growth in income, while the other 99 percent saw a decline in income.

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