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Jun 23, 2016
More than 100 people gathered at History Colorado on Tuesday to celebrate Bell President Wade Buchanan's 15 years of service. We are thankful to all who attended and made the night so special, and we are deeply grateful to Wade for his commitment to the Bell and to Colorado. The event included remarks by Bell founding mothers Merle Chambers, Jean Dubofsky and Linda Shoemaker, as well as Bell Board Chair Kelly Nordini and Policy...


Jun 28, 2016
One night in late May, a group of parents had dinner in Arapahoe County. Over chips and salsa, the group traded stories about kindergarten graduations and summer camps. The talk quickly turned to the issue of child care affordability. “Day care has gotten crazy expensive,” said one parent, who has a teenager and a 4-year old. “I’m worried because i...
Jun 24, 2016
The financial sector is exploiting the economic position of women in a practice called “pinklining,” according to a new report from New Jersey Communities United (NJCU), ISAIAH, and the ACCE institute. “Pinklining” is a term coined by the report to describe predatory lending practices that disproportionately force women and women of color deeper in...
Jun 23, 2016
Colorado ranks 20th in the country for child well-being, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation this week. The state’s overall ranking improved slightly from 21st in 2015. The report found that although child well-bei...
Jun 6, 2016
The Bell Policy Center is excited to announce Scott Wasserman as our next president. Wasserman has been deputy chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper and chief of staff to former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and current Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. He will step down from these posts in July and begin his role at the Bell on Aug. 1. “Scott’s experience...
Jun 16, 2016
Low-wage workers are falling farther behind. Working full time at minimum wage is not enough to support the basic cost of living in most communities in Colorado. Raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 is smart and fair – it will help hardworking families make ends meet and spur economic growth across the state. ...