Legislature

Feb 4, 2014

House Bill 14-1135: Restrict General Fund Medicaid Expansion

Restricting the Use Of General Fund Moneys for Certain Adult Populations
In the Colorado Medical Assistance Program

House Bill 14-1135

Testimony to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee

Bob Semro, health policy analysy

February 4, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony to the committee.

Feb 4, 2014

Bell testifies for bill to ensure security, protection for at-risk elders

Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, testified Monday in favor of Senate Bill 14-98, which will clarify language concerning crimes against senior citizens.

This bill contains changes requested by several district attorneys, based on their experience in implementing landmark legislation passed last session (SB13-111). This year's bill will help law enforcement officials in reducing elder abuse.

Feb 3, 2014

Senate Bill 14-98: Crimes Against At-Risk Elders

Crimes Against At-Risk Elders

SB14-098

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

February 3, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony to the committee.

Jan 30, 2014

College Affordability Act important for access to opportunity

Senior Policy Analyst Frank Waterous, the Bell's specialist on education issues, testified Wednesday in favor of the College Affordability Act.

For us, the name says it all – we believe that college should be accessible and affordable and that our state benefits when we have an educated and well-trained workforce. The Bell has long stressed that developing an educated citizenry is one of the essential functions and obligations of government.

Jan 29, 2014

Senate Bill 14-001: College Affordability Act

College Affordability Act

Senate Bill 14-001

Testimony to the Senate Education Committee

Frank Waterous, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst

January 29, 2014

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.

Jan 28, 2014

Adult Education and Literacy Act will boost workers, employers

Even though Colorado has 430,000 working-age adults who lack a high school diploma or the equivalent, and even though employers have a hard time filling "middle-skill" jobs, Colorado is the only state in the nation that provides no funding for adult education and literacy programs.

Colorado can take steps toward solving this problem, we believe, with the Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014. Senior Policy Analyst Frank Waterous testified on behalf of the proposal, House Bill 14-1085, yesterday before the House Education Committee.

Jan 27, 2014

Our to-do list for 2014 session: Increase opportunity for more 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.

Jan 24, 2014

Bell backs bachelor-degree program for community colleges

Senior Policy Analyst Frank Waterous testified in favor of Senate Bill 14-4, which would allow community colleges to offer four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

For us, this is an important bill to support. We believe it will lead to increased opportunity for many Coloradans, both traditional students and working adults. Many students who will benefit live in rural areas.

Jan 22, 2014

HB 14-1085: Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014

(Click here for PDF version of this Opportunity Note)

Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014

January 27, 2014
House Education Committee

By Frank Waterous

Jan 22, 2014

SB 14-004: Community College Four-Year Programs, Senate Education Committee

Community College Four-Year Programs

Senate Bill 14-004

Testimony to the Senate Education Committee
Frank Waterous, Senior Policy Analyst
January 23, 2014

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.

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