We've written previously about "middle-skill" jobs and how important they are to Colorado workers, their families and businesses across the state.
These are good-paying positions – licensed practical nurse, carpenter, claims adjuster, to name just a few – that require some education above high school but not a four-year college degree. They are jobs that pay good wages, jobs that sustain families and put them on a path to self-sufficiency.
The Bell Policy Center strongly supports House Bill 13-1136, the "Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act," which will provide meaningful remedies for workers who are not protected by federal law and therefore can't receive damages or attorney fees even after successfully proving discrimination. Here's why we believe in this bill
Individuals and families who are having their homes foreclosed upon need to know that those who are taking back property actually have the right to do so. In Colorado, though, a lender can foreclose on a home simply by submitting an attorney's signature affirming that the lender is entitled to foreclose on a property.
Last week, The Denver Post published a front-page story on the success of concurrent enrollment programs across the state. Concurrent enrollment allows high school students to simultaneously complete their diplomas and earn college credits, certificates or associate's degrees.
We were pleased to read the article, and we think it is worth taking a moment to celebrate the program's success.
Commentary in Post says declining revenues will harm Colorado
On Sunday, The Denver Post published a commentary by Wade Buchanan, Chris Watney of the Colorado Children's Campaign and Carol Hedges of the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute. We wanted to share it, in case you missed it.
Exchanges between readers commenting on the Bell Policy Center's Denver Post commentary on the "Colorado: The State of Opportunity 2005" report and Heather McGregor, Director of Communications at the Bell.