Highlights and News

May 27, 2015

Workforce bills from 2015 session are now law

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law five Bell-supported education and workforce bills. The bills were part of a 10-bill bipartisan workforce-development package.

May 22, 2015

Support grows for veto of bad consumer credit bill

At least 12 organizations have joined the Bell in respectfully asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto a bill that would raise the cost of credit for low- and moderate-income Coloradans.

May 19, 2015

10 Facts on House Bill 15-1390

We respectfully ask Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto House Bill 15-1390 because:

1)  HB1390 will significantly increase the cost for a typical loan. According to the Colorado Attorney General's Office, this bill will increase the costs of an average $6,000 loan by 38.1 percent.

2)  HB1390 will cost Coloradans more than $25 million in additional interest charges, according to a Center for Responsible Lending analysis of the two largest lenders in Colorado.

May 15, 2015

Report shows success of dual-enrollment programs

A new report confirms that dual-enrollment programs in Colorado high schools continue to grow and increase the likelihood of college success for students throughout the state.

Dual-enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college-level courses for credit with no cost to them for tuition. Dual-enrollment programs include the state's Concurrent Enrollment Program, ASCENT and other programs available for high school students in Colorado.

May 15, 2015

Mobile learning labs funding bill signed into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a Bell-supported mobile learning labs funding bill into law on Wednesday. The bill allows, but does not require, Colorado Existing Industry Training Program moneys to be used to fund mobile learning labs that provide flexible, on-site skills-training options for Colorado employers and employees.

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