Highlights and News

Jul 29, 2014

For seniors, Colorado a top 10 state for health measures

Colorado consistently ranks in the top 10 states on a number of health measures for seniors, according to a recent United Health Foundation publication.

The report, America's Health Rankings, Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities, broadly evaluates where states stand on public health measures for seniors and offers recommendations for states on how to best care for an aging population.

Jul 23, 2014

Appeals court rules TABOR lawsuit can proceed to trial

A federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of TABOR, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, moved another step forward yesterday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-4 decision, rejected an appeal by Attorney General John Suthers, potentially clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial. The attorney general still has the option of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jul 22, 2014

Colorado gets top marks for long-term services for elderly

Colorado was ranked among the top states for providing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for long-term care in a recent report from The AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the Scan Foundation.

Raising Expectations, 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers ranked each state on five different measures and offered possible actions and improvements for both public and private entities.

Jul 21, 2014

Reports: College degree still delivers return on investment

Although the past decade has been a challenging time for recent college graduates, those without a college degree have struggled more. Getting a bachelor's or associate's degree continues to deliver high return on investment, according to two recent reports from the New York Federal Reserve.

Jul 18, 2014

Data breaks down long-term unemployment from '79-14

The Economic Policy Institute has released a new set of data about the long-term unemployed – the share of the labor force that has been unemployed for more than six months. The data, which can be displayed by age, gender and other metrics, tracks long-term unemployment from 1979 to 2014.

Overall, the long-term unemployment rate for all workers today is about three times as high as it was before the economic recession began.

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