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Testimony: Support Middle Class College Savings Act

Increasing the deduction for families making less than $250,000 per year will boost their current savings and provide an incentive for modest-income families to begin saving for college.

Testimony: Support SB16-022 to Expand CCCAP Cliff Effect Pilot Program

The “cliff effect” occurs when a modest increase in a family’s income puts them over the income limit for child care assistance and they lose all of their benefits.

Understanding Colorado’s Fiscal Challenges in 14 Charts

We've created 14 charts to better explain the fiscal challenges Colorado faces.

Public Comment: Execution of Workforce Development Under Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Bell offers five comments on the draft plan.

Multiple High School Equivalency Assessment Options Needed in Colorado

There is a significant need for high school equivalency diplomas in the United States and Colorado. In Colorado, more than 340,000 adults are without one, representing about 10 percent of the state’s working-age population.

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Colorado Preschool Program is Effective & Should Be Expanded

High-quality preschool puts children on a path to success. It provides a positive start to school and is the first step on a journey that prepares students to reach their full potential.

Colorado’s Fiscal Challenges in 12 Charts

Want to better understand how Colorado's budget works? Here are 12 charts to help navigate current imbalances and trends in Colorado's fiscal policy.

Report: Retirement at Risk in Colorado

In Colorado, nearly 1 million private-sector workers in their prime working years do not participate in either traditional pension plans or 401(k)-type defined contribution plans at work.

Infographic: High Cost of Child Care

Colorado ranks the fifth-least affordable state for center-based child care.

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Investing in Education Will Boost Colorado’s Economy

Here's a quick look at how Amendment 66 will drive economic success and help Colorado students succeed.

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