Posts by Josh Mantell

Cut Taxes, Raise Revenue: Can Illinois’ Tax Plan Work for Colorado?

Illinois is proposing a new tax plan that will help fund important investments. What should Colorado take away from this conversation?

federal minimum wage

2020 Policy Proposals: Federal Minimum Wage

Democratic candidates for president have coalesced on raising the minimum wage. What has Colorado done on this issue and what does the research say?

pay equity

2020 Policy Proposals: Harris on Pay Equity

Sen. Kamala Harris' plan for equal pay is ambitious, but what has Colorado already done to ensure workplace equity?

gig economy colorado

Colorado Must Lead on the Gig Economy

Gig workers are not entitled to benefits and protections, according to the federal government. Colorado has an obligation to lead the way and help workers.

Checking In: Asset Building Legislation in Colorado

With the Colorado legislature winding down, let's look at legislation moving to help Coloradans build assets and wealth.

Checking In: Workplace Equity Legislation in Colorado

With the Colorado legislature winding down, what have they done so far to increase workplace equity in the state? We take a look to find out.

Student Debt Legislation in Colorado

Checking In: Student Debt Legislation in Colorado

The Colorado legislature has just passed the three-quarters mark of the 2019 session. What's it doing to address student debt issues in Colorado?

overtime

Trump’s Overtime Proposal Won’t Help Many People

The Trump administration's proposal for raising the salary threshold to receive overtime pay doesn't go far enough and won't help enough Coloradans.

two-gen bills

The Shared Responsibility of Paid Leave

Shared responsibility used to be the social contract between employee and employer — pensions, raises, and other benefits were the norm — but that contract has eroded.

tax credits for paid family & medical leave

Tax Credits: The Wrong Approach for Paid Leave

A survey from Ernst and Young shows fewer than 40 percent of employers would offer paid leave if tax credits were put in place

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