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.
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:
Concerning the Creation of Tax Expenditure Evaluation Committee
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.
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.
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.
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.