Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

Oppose HB18-1057: An Alarming Change in Debt Collection Procedure

Now is not the time to give debt collectors an unprecedented short cut that undermines privacy and involves the state in private matters.

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Testimony: Support Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

While pay inequity should first be recognized as a moral issue, it is also an economic issue. Colorado loses more than a combined total of $13 billion every year due to the gender wage gap.

Testimony: End Prior Compensation Information Practices

Policies that focus on a job’s worth, versus an applicant’s salary history, have been implemented by companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Still, a recent survey found only 5 percent of employers say it’s already existing practice not to ask about a candidate's pay history.

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Testimony: Support Local Control of Minimum Wage in Colorado

The hourly wage needed to be self-sufficient for an adult and a preschooler is $26.86 in Boulder County, $17.41 in Mesa County, $20.18 in El Paso County, and $14.80 in Yuma County. Yet the state minimum wage is the same for all. 

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Testimony: Study Colorado Health Care Coverage Options

Many Coloradans, particularly those in mountain and rural communities, are reaching a health care crisis point. We need to problem solve now.

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Testimony: Colorado Secure Savings Plan Offers Coloradans Retirement Security

In our 2016 study, we found almost 900,000 Colorado private sector workers in their prime working years are not participating in any type of retirement savings plan at work. The Colorado Secure Savings Plan could change that.

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Testimony: Oppose Colorado Medicaid Work Requirements

A work requirement is unlikely to spur large numbers of additional non-disabled adults to get a job, but it will lead to tens of thousands of people losing coverage.

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The Bell Calls on Colorado Legislature to Invest in Child Care, Early Childhood Education

Money spent on children under age 4 have an enormous return on investment, including less reliance on social services later in life and an economic boost by allowing parents the time and ability to work.

What Happened to Colorado’s Middle Class?

Research done for the Bell Policy Center shows "traditional success is unobtainable for families earning the median income, regardless of county, age of children, or year studied." 

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We Need to Talk About Retirement in Colorado

Whether you're just starting out or getting closer to the end of your career, saving for retirement must be a priority for all Coloradans.

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