Budget

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

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: March 11, 2015
Author: Hinga, Abigail

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:

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

Type: Testimony
Published Date: March 11, 2015
Author: Awuor, George

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.

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

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: March 9, 2015
Author: Awuor, GeorgeJones, RichWatt, Joe

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

Lawmakers work to protect Colorado's aging population

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: March 6, 2015
Author: Craig Daily Press

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.

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

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 25, 2015
Author: Waterous, Frank

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.

Strategic Plan on Aging gets OK from House committee

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Semro, Bob

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.

HB 15-1033: Strategic Planning Group on Aging

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Semro, Bob

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.

This Week Under the Dome: Bell testifies on Job-Civil Rights Act, payroll cards, child support 'pass through'

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: February 13, 2015
Author: Jones, RichWatt, Joe

Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, offered testimony this week on three proposals – a plan to repeal the Jobs Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013, a bill concerning use of electronic payroll cards to pay employees and proposed changes to the way child-support payments for families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are handled.

Here's a summary of each proposal with links to Jones' testimony:

Colorado Senate Finance Committee to review child support bill; SB15-012, which will be reviewed by the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, would allow low-income families to receive child support payments made by noncustodial parents while receiving govern

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: February 9, 2015
Author: Loveland Reporter-Herald

By Dana Rieck
Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

On Tuesday the Colorado Senate Finance Committee will review a bill intended to amend child support payment procedures for low-income Colorado families.

The Senate Finance Committee will decide the Senate Bill 15-012's next step in the state legislative process.

Fort Collins Sen. John Kefalas (D-District 14) is co-sponsoring the bill with Lakewood Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-District 28).

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