AUTHORS: Rich Jones | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Rich Jones

Feb 22, 2017
A poll of owners of small and medium sized businesses found strong support for expanding access to workplace retirement savings plans and policy initiatives that would boost savings. The pollsters surveyed both busin...
Feb 16, 2017
Last night, the U. S. House of Representatives passed two resolutions that will make it harder for states to help workers save for retirement.  These resolutions repeal a Department of Labor rule that...
Feb 3, 2017
Today the Trump Administration announced a plan to ask the Department of Labor either to rescind or revise a rule to protect workers and retirees who seek advice about their retirement savings from financial advisors. Scheduled to take effect in April, the “fiduciary rule” would require that investment advisors act in the best interests of their...
Jan 30, 2017
Colorado consumers should pay close attention when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets later this week. Today, lobbyists for the debt collection industry proposed letting the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Act expire.  If this happens, lawyers in the Colorado Attorney General’s office would lose their ability to license and regulate debt co...
Dec 30, 2016
Almost a quarter of a million hard working Coloradans will get a raise on Sunday as the minimum wage is hiked from $8.31 to $9.30 per hour.  This will pump about $100 million into the Colorado economy.  The increase was triggered when Coloradans voted to approve Amendment 70 on November 8th  and goes into effect on January 1, 2017....
Dec 20, 2016
The Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee received a briefing this morning projecting the amount of revenues the state will receive over the next three years.  Here are four things you need to know about the projections made by economists from th...
Oct 11, 2016
Colorado community leaders and elected officials are living on the current minimum wage of $8.31 an hour for three days this week and documenting the experience. Called the minimum wage challenge, the Colorado Families for a Fair Wage campaign sai...
Oct 6, 2016
Our new research report discusses an important emerging strategy that helps low- to moderate-income families move out of poverty, known as a two-generation approach.  Our research focused on a specific aspect of the two-generation model — o...

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