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Consultants release cost comparisons for health care reform proposals; P-20 Education Council puts price tags on five education reforms; Carbon tax amendment proposed for ???????08 ballot; Executive branch department budgets now posted on governor????????s website; Treasurer developing interactive state tax website
Bell supports Gov. Ritter???s school district mill levy freeze; Q&A with the Bell: Skaggs seeks collaboration between CDHE and colleges; Scott Martinez named to Bell Policy Center board of directors; Commission gets 28 health care reform proposals; Projection: 20 percent of GDP for health care by 2016; States urged to target job training funds toward low-income, low-skilled workers; Workers not boosting savings as retirement system shifts
Articles: Bell updates Working Poor families indicators, Governor, Legislature hit 25 homers for opportunity, Fewer kids covered by health insurance, U.S. hosts 11 million undocumented immigrants, Poor families pay more for basic goods and services, Incentives increase retirement saving, Bell research cited in national report on TABOR
Articles: Message from the President, Fiscal Reform Proposals, Governor, House Speaker Talk about Budget Crisis, Economic Futures Panel to Research Fiscal Crisis, CO Bankers Assoc. Issues Plea to Fix Budget Woes, CO Forum Proposes Fiscal Reform Guidelines, Public Opinion Polls Take Pulse of CO Voter???s on Reform, Faith Community Looks at Moral Implications of Budget, Further Reading on TABOR and Budget Reform
The Bell Policy Center calls on candidates for governor, the state legislature and other races to commit to an opportunity agenda on behalf of Colorado families. The agenda is explained in Bell???s new Blueprint for Opportunity, a guide to practical ideas that promote opportunity in Colorado. The guide makes 37 recommendations for improving education, health care, employment and retirement in Colorado.