The Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Children's Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute delivered a joint letter to members of the legislative Joint Budget Committee (JBC) yesterday outlining four principles they should keep in mind as they struggle to reach final agreement on next year's budget.
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
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