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Success from the session: Making child care more affordable will move families toward self-sufficiency

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: May 27, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Reps. Crisanta Duran and Tony Exum and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson
flank Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signs bills. Rich Jones
of the Bell is in the rear.

 

Child care will be more affordable for low- to moderate-income working families in Colorado as a result of a trio of bills signed into law last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

It bears repeating: The 2014 session was great for expanding opportunity

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: May 21, 2014
Author: Watt, Joe

Shortly after the 2014 legislative session ended on May 7, we offered our quick take – a post-game analysis, if you will. Today, we are sending an end-of-session Opportunity News with greater detail and more context on key bills and this session's achievements. We're sticking with our initial impression: This was a great year for expanding opportunity for Coloradans.

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Once again, successful session opens doors to opportunity

Type: Opportunity News
Published Date: May 21, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Shortly after the 2014 legislative session ended on May 7, we offered our quick take – a post-game analysis, if you will. Today, we are publishing an end-of-session Opportunity News with greater detail and more context on key bills and this session's achievements. We're sticking with our initial impression: This was a great year for expanding opportunity for Coloradans.

Click here or on image to read PDF.

Legislators make great strides in expanding opportunity (infographic)

Type: Opportunity News
Published Date: May 13, 2014
Author: Suzukamo, Alison

The second regular session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly came to a close on Wednesday. From our perspective, it was extremely productive and expanded opportunity for a wide range of Coloradans.

Legislators make great strides in expanding opportunity for Coloradans

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: May 13, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

The second regular session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly came to a close on Wednesday. From our perspective, it was extremely productive and expanded opportunity for a wide range of Coloradans.

House Bill 14-1319: Outcomes-Based Funding for Higher Education (Senate Education Committee)

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 30, 2014
Author: Waterous, Frank

Outcomes-Based Funding for Higher Education

House Bill 14-1319

Testimony to the Senate Education Committee

Frank Waterous, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst

April 30, 2014

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 expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.

Tell senators to make history by investing in adult education

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: April 29, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Legislators can make history for Colorado by voting for a meaningful investment in adult education. The Senate Appropriations Committee will hear HB14-1085 on Wednesday.

SB14-003: Child Care Assistance Program

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 17, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Child Care Assistance Program

SB14-003

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research

Testimony to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee

April 17, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to present this testimony to the committee today.

HB14-1072: Income Tax Credit for Child Care Expenses

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 15, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

Income Tax Credit for Child Care Expenses

HB14-1072

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
Testimony to the Senate Finance Committee
April 15, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to present this testimony to the committee today.

Colorado invests no state money in adult education – let's change that

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: April 10, 2014
Author: Jones, RichWatt, Joe

Colorado is the only state in the nation that invests no state money – none! – in adult education and literacy programs, and we're asking your help to keep us from falling even further behind.

This is important for Colorado workers, employers and our economy.

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