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Articles: The Bell Policy Center releases Colorado: The State of Opportunity 2005 Report, National studies document the benefits of child care, Congress considers legislation to limit funding for child care, Interim committee offers ideas to expand health insurance coverage, U.S. health care system: costly and disorganized, The rich get richer as income gap widens, Despite headwinds, economists predict Colorado economy will add jobs
Articles: Legislative interim committees lay foundation for '06 session, Special state commission sets goals to improve high schools, Health care coverage hard to get for part-time, temp and contract workers, The rich reap most benefits from capital gains tax cuts, Despite low inflation, ???real??? wages remain stagnant, Congress encourages automatic enrollment in 401(k) retirement plans
Colorado's political, business and community leaders should encourage employers to use automatic enrollment for 401(k) pension plans. We should also educate workers about the value of participating in these plans and of increasing contributions over time to meet retirement needs. Automatic enrollment is allowed under federal law, and pension reform legislation passed by Congress in August provides additional incentives to do so.
Articles: Annie E. Casey Releases 2003 Kids Count, Nurse Home Visitor Program Proves Effective, US Congress Considers Changes to Head Start, Research Supports Delaying Kindergarten for Those not Ready to Succeed, CO Children???s Campaign Releases Study on High School Graduation Rates, Bell Forum Examines Access to Higher Education, New website Compares Levels of State Funding