Budget

Colorado's Fiscal Challenges in 12 Charts

Type: Budget Watch
Published Date: November 20, 2014
Author: Edmonds, Chris

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12 Charts

12 Charts – Nos. 1 and 2: General Fund: How much and from where

Type: Budget Watch
Published Date: November 20, 2014
Author: Edmonds, Chris

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General Fund

Your voice and your vote matter, so take a moment to turn in your ballot

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: November 3, 2014
Author: Watt, Joe

Election Day is tomorrow, but you still have time to get your ballot in.

Your vote counts – voting is the very foundation of our democracy. Don't miss your opportunity to have your voice heard and shape the future.

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can take your ballot to a polling center or drop-off location in your county. Click here to find a location. Ballots must be submitted by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Bell has produced a ballot guide and analyses to help you understand the measures on the ballot.

Need help understanding your ballot? Our guides explain the measures

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: October 29, 2014
Author: Watt, Joe

There's still plenty of time to vote, but state officials recommend that you mail your ballot by Thursday to ensure that it arrives by Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you can't get yours in the mail in time, you can drop it off up until 7 p.m. Election Day at a polling center or other dropoff locations. Click here for a map with  locations.

The Bell's 2014 Ballot Guide

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: September 24, 2014
Author: Edmonds, Chris

Election Day is 40 days away.

This year there are four measures on the statewide ballot and an important measure to expand preschool on the ballot in Denver County. The Bell has produced a handy ballot guide that includes a short summary of each of these measures, the arguments for and against, and our positions on them.

For a full-sized copy of the guide, click on the image below. We encourage you to share this guide with your family, friends and neighbors and to make a plan to vote this fall.

Colorado health care system preps for surge of seniors

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: October 29, 2014
Author: Colorado Public Radio

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By John Daley
Colorado Public Radio

Denver resident Mary Brandell, 93, is part of a wave of Colorado seniors that has health officials busily preparing the state's care system to meet them. Brandell is healthy and she proudly notes that she's still driving.

Colorado's 'senior tsunami': Over 65 population up 15 percent

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: October 23, 2014
Author: Colorado Public Radio

John Daley
Colorado Public Radio

Census numbers released Thursday show Colorado's population keeps growing, including a continuing surge in seniors.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimate Colorado grew between 2011 and 2013 by nearly a quarter million people to about 5.2 million.

Particularly notable: Colorado's over 65 population keeps expanding steadily, adding more than 77,000 people. That's an increase of nearly 15 percent.

Just a number: Why a rating from one small group means more to some legislators than you do

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: October 23, 2014
Author: Boulder Weekly

By Matt Cortina
Boulder Weekly

It took about 15 whole seconds for the board members to stand up. Now, that's a bit of a cheap shot, but it illustrates a broader point about influence in the Colorado Legislature.

One group you've probably never heard of, the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, commonly referred to as CUT, holds significant sway in Denver, according to numerous legislators on both sides of the aisle. Specifically, their policies directly affect Republican action, even striking fear into Republicans who vote against CUT positions.

Our View: Amendment 68: Disingenuous, ill-advised

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: October 22, 2014
Author: Glenwood Springs Post Independent

As voters, we are being asked to add to the Colorado Constitution a plan to allow casino gambling at a horse track in suburban Denver.

The world is full of bad ideas and ballots are full of bad proposals. Amendment 68 is one.

The proposal would allow slot machines and table games at Arapahoe Park in Aurora. It sets the tax paid by the proposed casino at double the rate for other casinos in the state and earmarks the money – projected at $114 million a year – for K-12 public education in Colorado.

Implementation of Components of HB14-1317 Regarding Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Modifications

Type: Testimony
Published Date: October 3, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Implementation of Components of HB14-1317
Regarding Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Modifications

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
Testimony to the State Board of Human Services
Oct. 3, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the board today.

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