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Bell analysis: Proposition 105 – Labeling Genetically Modified Food

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: October 17, 2014
Author: Jones, Rich

105screenshotBy now, you should have received your ballot for the Nov. 4 General Election. There are four statewide ballot measures, and the Bell has reviewed them and taken positions on them. Here is our analysis of Proposition 105 – Labeling Genetically Modified Food.

HB 12-1257 Health Care & Provider Protections

Type: Testimony
Published Date: March 7, 2012
Author: Semro, Bob

House Bill 12-1257

Testimony to the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

Robert Semro, policy analyst

March 7, 2012

My name is Robert Semro, and I am a policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.

Senate Bill 12-93 Hospital Disclosure of Services Not Provided

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 16, 2011
Author: Semro, Bob

Senate Bill 12-093

Testimony to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Robert Semro, policy analyst

February 16, 2012

My name is Robert Semro, and I am a policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.

HB 12-1039 Pay-As-You-Go Requirements

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 8, 2012
Author: Jones, Rich

House Bill 12-1039

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
Testimony to the House Finance Committee
February 8, 2012

Letter to Secretary of State Scott Gesser regarding proposed Campaign Finance Regulation 1.12

Type: Commentary & Letters
Published Date: December 14, 2011
Author: Buchanan, Wade

December 14, 2011

The Honorable Scott Gessler
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80290

Dear Secretary Gessler:

I am writing to comment on proposed Campaign Finance Regulation 1.12, which would establish a 30% spending threshold to determine whether a group qualifies as an "issue committee." This change would make financing of ballot measures in Colorado much less transparent and would treat groups differently based solely on the size of their total budgets, not the level of involvement on any specific issue.

SB 11-184 – Concerning Tax Reporting

Type: Testimony
Published Date: March 10, 2011
Author: Jones, Rich

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
The Bell Policy Center
March 9, 2011

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.

I am Rich Jones, the director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all. We have worked on state fiscal issues for nearly a decade because we know having an effective public sector partner is essential to building the state of opportunity we envision.

HB 11-1104: Concerning Tax Expenditure Report

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 24, 2011
Author: Jones, Rich

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
The Bell Policy Center
Feb. 24, 2011

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I am Rich Jones, the director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all. We have worked on state fiscal issues for nearly a decade because we know having an effective public sector partner is essential to building the state of opportunity we envision.

Pay-go dies in Republican-controlled committee; GOP reps say bill would lead to more spending

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: February 11, 2011
Author: Colorado Independent

By Joseph Boven
Colorado Independent

A Democratic move to bring pay-as-you-go legislation to the Colorado General Assembly died in the Republican controlled House Finance Committee Thursday, an outcome sponsor Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Niwot, said was no surprise. The bill, HB 1052, died on a 6-6 vote.

House Bill 11-1052 – Concerning the Adoption of Pay-As-You-Go Requirements

Type: Testimony
Published Date: February 10, 2011
Author: Jones, Rich

House Bill 11-1052 – Concerning the Adoption of Pay-As-You-Go Requirements

Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research
The Bell Policy Center
February 10, 2011

Success from the session: SMART Government Act an important step toward transparency, accountability

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: June 8, 2010
Author: Jones, RichWatt, Joe

Lawmakers and Colorado residents will be better able to judge the performance of state programs and whether they are accomplishing their goals under a bill signed by Gov. Bill Ritter on Saturday.

The State Measurements for Accountable, Responsive and Transparent (SMART) Government Act – HB 1119 – ties state funding more closely to results, increases transparency and improves public access to budget data.

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