Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

predatory economy, briefed by the bell

Briefed by the Bell — Predatory Economy

The predatory economy is at work in Colorado. The question now is what will our policymakers do to stop it?

colorado jobs & technology

How Will Technology Affect Colorado Jobs?

In a brief completed for the Bell Policy Center by University of Colorado Denver graduate student Lauren Whynott, we explore how technology might affect Colorado jobs as part of our continuing research on the future of work.

Colorado Fiscal Policy Briefed by the Bell

Briefed by the Bell — Colorado Fiscal Policy

Soon, Colorado will hit TABOR revenue caps. What does this mean for Colorado fiscal policy and what will ensure all Coloradans benefit?

family security

Briefed by the Bell — Family Security

For many Coloradans, taking time off to meet family care needs comes with the constant fear of losing a paycheck or job.

Briefed By The Bell Wages

Briefed by the Bell — Wages

Stagnant wages only compound the financial burden of other necessities, like child care, housing, a college education, and health care.

Colorado Middle Class Families

Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost Pressures

A new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.

overtime rules in colorado

Modernizing Overtime Rules in Colorado

Only 7.7 percent of Coloradans are automatically eligible for overtime pay today, but a new report says Colorado policymakers don't have to wait on the White House to update overtime.

Mapping Study: Two-Generation Ideas for Denver Neighborhoods

The Bell identified the educational and job training needs of Denver-area families and developed a list of programs, policies, and resources available to provide these services. This mapping study focuses on identifying what currently exists, the students being served, and the major barriers and gaps in accessing the available services.

colorado legislative session

2018 Legislative Session Report Card

This year's legislative session was a critical one for Colorado. There seemed to be real momentum to find solutions to alleviate rising costs, stagnant wages, and answer tricky questions about our state's new economy. So how well did the 2018 Colorado General Assembly do?

student loan servicers

Testimony: Support Regulating Student Loan Servicers

As a member of the Financial Equity Coalition, the Bell supports HB18-1415 because it offers greater oversight of student loan servicers in Colorado, which will aid in preventing predatory practices and improving the economic mobility for the 56 percent of Coloradans with student debt. 

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