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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.
The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute (COFPI) focuses in part on our State???s budget. An increasing portion of our nation???s safety net is provided at the State level. Without a thorough understanding of the public resources that are made available to serve economically disadvantaged families and children, advocates do not have all of the tools they need to be effective and the public is not in a position to evaluate the results of those policy decisions.