Highlights and News

Mar 25, 2015

Jones advocates for continuation of debt regulations

Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, testified Wednesday in favor of a bill that would keep regulations in place for consumers who use debt-management and debt-settlement services.

The bill, Senate Bill 15-203, involved a sunset review of the Colorado Uniform Debt-Management Services Act.

The continued regulation of these service providers represents an important protection for consumers. Jones said many Colorado families who use them are already financially vulnerable, and regulations help ensure that abuse does not occur.

Mar 24, 2015

Bell testifies for study of ways to build retirement savings

Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, on Tuesday testified in favor of a plan to create a Colorado Retirement Security Task Force as an important first step to study ways of helping all of our state's working families build retirement savings.

Mar 24, 2015

Bell backs apprenticeships for concurrent enrollment

Senior policy analyst Frank Waterous testified on Tuesday in favor of House Bill 15-1275, which would allow coursework related to apprenticeships and internship programs to be included in Colorado's successful concurrent enrollment programs.

Mar 23, 2015

Let's study ways to help Coloradans save for retirement

Being able to build savings through payroll deduction can mean the difference between a secure retirement after a lifetime of work and living in poverty and depending on public assistance in old age.

And yet, too many Coloradans are not able to save part of their paychecks for retirement, most often because their employers do not offer any type of workplace savings plan.

Mar 23, 2015

Bell to support bills aimed at increasing minimum wage

Minimum wage rally

The rally Monday at the Colorado Capitol.

Policy analyst George Awuor will testify today in in favor of two bills to raise the minimum wage for low-wage and working families in Colorado.

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