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Mar 27, 2017
New scientific opinion polling shows majority of small business owners support creation of a voluntary retirement savings program; believe this can help make their business more competitive Denver—A scientific opinion poll released today by AARP and Small Business Majority shows the vast majority of Colorado’s small business owners support the creation of a privately managed, state retirement savings program that would allow employees to more...


Mar 22, 2017
President Trump released his "Skinny Budget" March 16, a broad outline of his priorities for the federal budget.  He proposes to increase spending on defense by $54 billion and pay for it with cuts to other areas. Based on our initial review of the data provided, we find his budget to be shortsighted.  It chokes off investments that pr...
The 98-year-old woman stands inside her screen door waiting for visitors at the white brick Denver home where she has lived for nearly 60 years. Long braids give Lometa Gaskin a girlish look as a big smile spreads across her face. Two young women from the nearby Volunteers of America Colorado Branch...
Mar 20, 2017
Revenues continue to grow in Colorado, but lawmakers will have their hands full balancing the state’s budget. On Friday, economists from the governor’s office and the Legislative Council s...
Mar 9, 2017
We’re keeping a close eye on how the Congressional Republicans’ newly proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), introduced on Monday, would impact Colorado. The measure would effectively repeal many aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a budget process. The plan contains major threats to the health ca...
Mar 9, 2017
By Rich Jones A critical vote could come in the U.S. Senate any day now. And Sen. Cory Gardner has the chance to stand up for his constituents instead of appeasing Wall Street interests lobbying him to stymie local and state efforts to tackle our nation’s retirement needs. Nearly 800,000 Coloradans have no access to retirement plans at work and...