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Uncover and research systemic barriers to opportunity in Colorado.
Build coalitions, drive discourse
and increase understanding.
Formulate, propose and promote
public policy solutions that lower
those barriers.
Sep 15, 2016
The Bell Policy Center identifies, researches and advocates for the ideas that build and sustain economic opportunity in Colorado. Each election cycle, we examine the statewide ballot measures and make recommendations based on the values that drive our work.  


Oct 21, 2016
The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has released new recommendations for the regulation of debt collection and debt-buying practices as part of the sunset review for the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (CFDCPA). DORA’s two main recommendations focus...
Oct 20, 2016
As your ballot arrives, check out our 2016 Ballot Guide to help you cast an informed vote. In the guide, you'll find our research team's analysis of each measure — what it would do, what proponents say, what opponents say and wh...
Oct 6, 2016
Our new research report discusses an important emerging strategy that helps low- to moderate-income families move out of poverty, known as a two-generation approach.  Our research focused on a specific aspect of the two-generation model — o...
Oct 14, 2016
A survey by the MacArthur Foundation found that most Americans continue to be pessimistic about upward economic mobility, and housing-related issues are central to their concerns. Data from the...
Oct 11, 2016
Colorado community leaders and elected officials are living on the current minimum wage of $8.31 an hour for three days this week and documenting the experience. Called the minimum wage challenge, the Colorado Families for a Fair Wage campaign sai...