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.
The second year of the 69th session of the Colorado General Assembly is up and running. Bills are being introduced, committees are meeting and we are working hard promoting policies that expand opportunity for more Coloradans. The goal of promoting opportunity is what guides our selection of policies to work on and our priorities for advocacy.
Colorado has a chance to vastly improve its education system, become a national leader in early-childhood education by providing full-day kindergarten and preschool, and lay the groundwork for a strong and enduring economy – all for approximately $133 a year for the average family. Unfortunately, opponents of Amendment 66 have been misleading voters about its effects on Colorado taxpayers and the economy by trying to convince Coloradans that, despite the evidence, it's not a good deal.