Articles: Bell launches Summer Tour with forum in Grand Junction, TABOR concept spreads nationwide, Bell preps Children???s Hospital leaders for Referenda C&D advocacy, Campaign for referenda C and D gathers more than 70 supporters, Opinions on TABOR and fiscal reform
Articles: Bell recommends opportunity agenda for JBC spending decisions, Revenue projections show continued growth, States??? Earned Income Tax Credits give low-income families tax relief, Texas comptroller: Undocumented immigrants a net benefit to the state, Northern Colorado job growth to increase in 2007, Ritter names Marcy Morrison new state insurance commissioner
Articles: Referenda C opponents: long on rhetoric, short on facts. Estimated five-year state budget surplus grows by $400 million. Dick Armey comes to Colorado, blasts Owens and Refs C & D, Editorial commentary supports Refs C & D, Maine looks at Colorado???s TABOR
Articles: What happens if C&D fail, Put out a Vote Yes yard sign, Vote Yes campaign on target, March & rally to support C&D on Aug. 6 in Denver, Blue Book language in the works. The best of TABOR in the press
Now more than ever, Colorado needs the Bell ??? a champion for faithful state spending, improving self-sufficiency, affordable colleges and universities, strong schools, accessible health care, good jobs and more. The Bell has shown Colorado needs a progressive research and advocacy organization, and has proven its ability to meet that need.
Gov. Ritter: Education a key investment for economic growth; Bell to research state funding needs and revenue potential, start ???purposeful discussion???; Proposed federal regulation could cost Colorado hospitals $128 million; Health Care Day of Action draws hundreds to state Capitol; Economic snapshot: strong economy, high costs for the poor; Two reports examine how immigrants affect the U.S. labor force; Micro-loans help low-income women start businesses
The Bell Policy Center is joining with the Colorado Children???s Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute to size up the state???s needs for funding in key budget areas. ???We want to do good quality research first, and then use that information to lead a purposeful discussion, similar to the work we did building toward the passage of Referendum C,??? said Bell Policy Center President Wade Buchanan.