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Health care policy expert warns that costs will continue to rise; Numerous changes on the landscape for health care

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: April 27, 2013
Author: Montrose Daily Press

By Will Hearst
Montrose Daily Press

Dozens of citizens and area health care professionals found their way to a Montrose Memorial Hospital conference room Friday to learn more about the Affordable Care Act in a presentation hosted by the Montrose County League of Women Voters.

Presenter Robert Semro, a policy analyst for the Bell Policy Center, said the new policy is now the law of the land, but patients, as well as health care providers, insurance companies and employers, can expect more changes.

Success from the session: ASSET signing makes history, and we're proud to have been part of it

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: April 30, 2013
Author: Waterous, Frank

 

HickenlooperASSET

Gov. John Hickenlooper, surrounded by legislative sponsors
and supporters, displays the final ceremonial pen
used to sign the ASSET bill.

By Frank Waterous, Senior Policy Analyst

SB13-001: Colorado Working Families Opportunity Act

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 29, 2013
Author: Jones, Rich

Colorado Working Families Opportunity Act

Senate Bill 13-001

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research

Testimony to the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

April 29, 2013

 

Thank you for the opportunity to testify to the committee today.

SB13-001: Colorado Working Families Opportunity Act

Type: Testimony
Published Date:
Author: Jones, Rich

Colorado Working Families Opportunity Act

Senate Bill 13-001

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research

Testimony to the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

April 29, 2013

 

Thank you for the opportunity to testify to the committee today.

HB13-1165: Creation of a Manufacturing Career Pathway (Senate Education Committee)

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 25, 2013
Author: Waterous, Frank

Creation of a Manufacturing Career Pathway

House Bill 13-1165

Testimony to the Senate Education Committee
Frank Waterous, Senior Policy Analyst
April 25, 2013

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.

SB13-200: Expand Medicaid Eligibility (House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee)

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 23, 2013
Author: Semro, Bob

Expand Medicaid Eligibility

­­­­Senate Bill 13-200

Robert Semro, policy analyst
Testimony to the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee
April 23, 2013

My name is Robert Semro, and I am a policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization founded on progressive values and dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.

HB13-1136: Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013 (Senate Judiciary Committee)

Type: Testimony
Published Date: April 22, 2013
Author: Hallgren, Kathleen

Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013

House Bill 13-1136

Kathleen Hallgren, Public Policy Fellow, Bell Policy Center
Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee
April 22, 2013

Thank you for the opportunity to address this committee.

Success from the session: Hickenlooper signs bill limiting use of credit reports in hiring decisions

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

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that will protect job-seekers from unwarranted scrutiny of their credit information when they apply for work.

The law, which originated as Senate Bill 18, prohibits employers from using credit information in making hiring or promotion decisions unless the information is "substantially related" to a job.

Bell, Colorado Fiscal Institute file amicus in challenge to TABOR

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: April 18, 2013
Author: Buchanan, Wade

The Bell Policy Center and the Colorado Fiscal Institute (CFI) yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. The brief explains how TABOR works and some of the effects it has had in Colorado since voters approved it in 1992.

Bell Policy Center, Colorado Fiscal Institute file amicus in case challenging Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Type: Press Release
Published Date: April 18, 2013
Author: Buchanan, Wade

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Wade Buchanan
The Bell Policy Center
303-297-0456, ext. 221

Carol Hedges
Colorado Fiscal Institute
720-379-3019, ext. 221

 

Bell Policy Center, Colorado Fiscal Institute file amicus
in case challenging Taxpayer's Bill of Rights

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