Testimony to the House Health and Environment Committee
Melody Maitland, MSW Fellow
March 20, 2012
Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. My name is Melody Maitland, and I am a master of social work student fellow at the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and policy organization founded on progressive values and dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.
On Feb. 9, during testimony before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, presented several scenarios for a two-year transition period to mitigate the "cliff effect" in child-care assistance. Melody Maitland, the Bell's University of Denver MSW fellow, prepared the presentation.
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