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Apr 25, 2017
Colorado should lend a helping hand with retirement savings The Denver Post endorsed the Colorado Secure Savings Plan!  "Colorado should venture into uncharted territory and try to solve the looming retirement crisis by looking seriously at a state-run 401(k)-like retirement plan that...


Apr 26, 2017
The Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are at it again.  This time they are trying to repeal a rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that provides protections for consumers who use prepaid cards.  They are pushing House Joi...
Apr 26, 2017
We’re still waiting to see what happens to the proposed American Health Care Act, the most unpopular piece of federal health legislation in some time. (For a refresher of how the legislation would hurt Colorado, click...
An older man called the Colorado Medicaid Nurse Advice Line. He wanted to talk about a rash on his body, but the experienced nurse who answered the call, Jennifer Hogestad, was having a difficult time understanding him. She asked the man if anyone else in his...
Apr 20, 2017
By Cate Blackford and Katie Kerwin McCrimmon On Thursday morning, the Senate passed the renewal of SB 17-216, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This important legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bob Gardner of Colorado Springs, had strong bipartisan support. It not only renews key protections for Coloradans, but also includes provisions to make...
Apr 18, 2017
Last Thursday evening, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan passed out of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on a party line vote. Throughout the committee hearing, we heard from a string of naysayers – each of whom acknowledged that Coloradans are saving far too little, but all of whom...