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

Type: Press Release
Published Date: August 22, 2013
Author: Jones, RichWatt, Joe

Aug. 22, 2013
For immediate release

Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, 303-297-0456, ext. 224
Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, 720-379-3019
Michelle Webster, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, 303-573-5669

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

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

Bell urges voters to commit to kids, support Amendment 66 this fall

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: August 12, 2013
Author: Watt, Joe

Every election is important, but this November, Colorado voters can cast a ballot to help every student in our state succeed. They can make history by modernizing the way we pay for our K-12 schools.

That's why the Bell Policy Center is proud to announce its support for what will be dubbed Amendment 66 on this fall's ballot.

'The Cliff Effect' to be repeated on PBS stations Friday night

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: July 18, 2013
Author: Watt, Joe

The documentary "Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect" will have its encore showing on PBS stations across Colorado on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect

The television show explains how many low-income working families in Colorado, just when they are nearing stability and self-sufficiency, can lose benefits such as child-care assistance and be knocked backward.

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.

Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: June 16, 2013
Author: Summit Daily News

By Burt Hubbard
I-News Network

The measures passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 "to end welfare as we know it" were heralded as a ticket to economic self-sufficiency. The poor would be encouraged to enter the workforce and eventually leave all welfare assistance behind.

But for most of the tens of thousands of working poor families in Colorado, the vision of self-sufficiency is elusive.

'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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2013 Legislative Session Wrapup – Graphic

Type: Opportunity News
Published Date: May 30, 2013
Author: Hallgren, Kathleen

 

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