Budget

Mar 16, 2015

Large economic gap divides Colorado's white, ethnic low-income working families

Working families headed by minorities are more than twice as likely to be low income as those headed by whites, according to a report released today. Nationwide, the gap between the percentage of white working families that are low income and the percentage of minority working families that are low income is 25 percentage points.

Mar 13, 2015

Colorado Retirement Task Force – HB 15-1235 (memes)

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Mar 11, 2015

Mid-session update on the Bell's 2015 priorities (infographic)

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session update

Mar 11, 2015

Now's the time to help Colorado workers save for a secure retirement

Please join us in supporting the Retirement Security Task Force legislation (House Bill 15-1235). For decades, Americans have built their retirement with traditional pensions, Social Security and personal savings, but now more than half of American workers do not have any type of employer-sponsored retirement plan or personal investment plan.

This situation is even more pronounced in Colorado. Consider these facts:

Mar 10, 2015

House Bill 15-1205: Concerning the Creation of Tax Expenditure Evaluation Committee

Concerning the Creation of Tax Expenditure Evaluation Committee

HB15-1205

Testimony to the House Finance Committee
George Awuor, policy analyst
March 11, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to address this committee. My name is George Awuor and I am a policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization founded on progressive values and dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.

Mar 9, 2015

At session's midpoint, we're making progress on our top priorities

Colorado's legislative session reached the halfway point over the weekend, and we are making progress on our top priorities:

Mar 9, 2015

Lawmakers work to protect Colorado's aging population

By Noelle Leavitt Riley
Craig Daily Press

Several bills are circulating the state Capitol to protect and boost the quality of life for Colorado's elderly population, and lawmakers seem keenly aware of how the proposed laws could positively affect senior citizens.

House Bill 1018 strengthens an elder abuse law that was enacted two years ago by adding an extra layer of protection for those who might be wrongly treated by caregivers.

Feb 19, 2015

House Bill 15-1156: Higher Ed Performance Funding Resident Students

Higher Ed Performance Funding Resident Students

House Bill 15-1156

Testimony to the House Education Committee

Frank Waterous, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst

February 25, 2015

My name is Frank Waterous, and I am a senior policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization founded on progressive values and dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all.

Feb 18, 2015

Strategic Plan on Aging gets OK from House committee

Bob Semro, the Bell's health policy analyst, testified today in favor of a proposal to create a Strategic Plan on Aging for Colorado.

Over the next 25 years, Colorado will see unprecedented growth in its population of senior citizens, and our state is not prepared for it. Starting a planning process is one of the Bell's top priorities for this session.

Feb 17, 2015

HB 15-1033: Strategic Planning Group on Aging

Strategic Planning Group on Aging
House Bill 15-1033

Bob Semro, health policy analyst
Testimony to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee
Feb. 17, 2015

My name is Bob Semro and I am a policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center.

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