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Jun 23, 2017
The U.S. Senate Republicans health plan, or the “Better Care Reconciliation Act" (BCRA), is a lot like the House bill. It won't help most of us pay our rising health bills. It will back Colorado's budget into a corner with billions of dollars of Medicaid cuts. Millions of people will go back to being uninsured. In return, the wealthy and the health care industry will get another tax break.   Here are three major pain points for Color...


Jun 20, 2017
It’s rare for state fiscal news to trend on social media, but that’s exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when the Kansas state legislature issued its rebuke of Gov. Sam Brownback’s “real live experiment” with slashing tax revenues. In this week’s e-blast, you’ll see an article by our Generation Latino Fellow, Erin Castillo, taking a deep...
Jun 20, 2017
Kansas Governor Brownback’s “real-live experiment” with radical tax cuts to promote economic growth is over. The major tax cuts did not deliver what was promised - economic growth. In fact, Kansas saw a 4.8 percent economic...
Jun 20, 2017
Spotlight on Research: Respite Care The work of a caregiver is rewarding – and exhausting. Often, family caregivers need a break from their responsibilities, but services that can help aren’t widely available. That’s why the Bell is partnering with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Easterseals of Colorado and others to implement the...
Jun 20, 2017
Last week, Rich Jones and I hit the road to talk with community leaders, activists and funders in western Colorado. We met amazing people that we can’t wait to keep in touch with. First, we headed to an incredible gathering of folks at the San Juan Region Rural Philanthropy Days. We spoke with people working in rural health clinics, churches thi...
Jun 20, 2017
We know that when parents have access to programs that further their education and skills while their children receive quality early education, both generations have a fairer shot at success. The Bell Policy Center is working with Civic Canopy to provide research and policy development support to the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SW...