Budget

Amendment 66: Economic analysis – Investing in education will boost Colorado economy

Type: Policy Brief
Published Date: September 18, 2013
Author: Hedges, CarolJones, Rich

Investing in education will not only help Colorado students do better in school, it will also give the state a powerful tool to boost its economy. Where education thrives, higher wages, higher productivity and faster economic growth are the norm. Coloradans can give their kids, themselves and future generations a hand up by approving Amendment 66 to the state Constitution this November.

The road to 2013

Type: Issue Brief
Published Date: September 6, 2013
Author: Buchanan, Wade

To understand how Colorado finds itself in its current fiscal condition, it is helpful to look back at some critical decisions made by legislators and voters over the last 31 years, and at some of the economic and political factors that drove those decisions. (An update of "The Road to 2007," part of "Looking Forward, Colorado's fiscal prospects after Ref C.")

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Opportunity Matters: The Bell's 2012-13 Annual Report

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: September 4, 2013
Author: Buchanan, WadePecaut, JulieWatt, Joe

Opportunity matters, and the Bell Policy Center is proud to be a catalyst for opportunity in Colorado. The Bell's 2012-13 Annual Report highlights our recent work, accomplishments and goals for the future. Click on the image to read our report, or click here to download a PDF version.

Bell Policy Center Annual Report 2012-13

Type: Annual Report
Published Date: August 29, 2013
Author: Buchanan, WadePecaut, JulieWatt, Joe

Click on the image to view annual report; link to PDF version is below.

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Policy tool kit helps explain issues, challenges for Colorado voters

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: August 26, 2013
Author: Watt, Joe

The right tools for the job. When it comes to understanding issues and challenges facing our state, we've got them – videos, summaries, presentations, infographics.

Colorado voters have a bigger job than voters in any other state. They are the real legislators, because they have the final say on taxes and spending. That means they need to know the basics of our budget, education, health care and proposals that reach our election ballots.

Press release: Report finds investments in education like Amendment 66 best way to boost workforce and state's economy

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Jones, RichWatt, Joe

The Bell along with the Colorado Fiscal Institute and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy sent out a press release today concerning a report issued by the Economic Policy Institute. The report shows that investments in education pay long-term dividends. We wanted to share the release with you.

Report finds investments in education like Amendment 66
best way to boost workforce and state's economy

Strong economy boosts state revenue, led by employment, housing growth

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: June 24, 2013
Author: Antonucci, MeridithHallgren, Kathleen

Lawmakers on Colorado's Joint Budget Committee received good news last week, as economists from the legislature and governor's office delivered positive forecasts for Colorado's economy and state revenues.

'The Cliff Effect' explains hurdle that trips up many working-poor families

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: June 14, 2013
Author: Watt, Joe

In the link below, you can watch as Rich Jones of the Bell and others explain and discuss the "cliff effect," which keeps some working-poor families from achieving self-sufficiency. The documentary was produced by I-News and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect (Full Length) from I-News on Vimeo.

'Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect' from I-News, RMPBS

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: June 13, 2013
Author: KRMA-Rocky Mountain PBS

Rich Jones of the Bell and others explain and discuss the "cliff effect," which keeps some working-poor families from achieving self-sufficiency, in this show produced by I-News and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect (Full Length) from I-News on Vimeo.

Success from the session: A picture tells the story of an opportunity-filled session

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: June 11, 2013
Author: Hallgren, Kathleen

The recent legislative session was one of the most productive and meaningful in years. We are pleased with the success of the bills we worked on, but the real success story will be told by thousands of Coloradans as they seek greater opportunities for themselves and their families. Here's a representation of some of the session's major accomplishments.

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