AUTHORS: Rich Jones | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Rich Jones

Apr 26, 2017
Rich Jones, the Bell's Director of Policy and Research, testified Wednesday in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Click here to download a cop...
Apr 26, 2017
The Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are at it again.  This time they are trying to repeal a rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that provides protections for consumers who use prepaid cards.  They are pushing House Joi...
Apr 19, 2017
Everyone agrees that America faces a retirement crisis.  Working families and people of all ages are not saving enough for their later years.  The best way to save for retirement is to put away a little out of each paycheck throughout your working life.  But 45 percent of private sector workers in Colorado in their prime working y...
Apr 4, 2017
The Bell strongly supports continuing the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  The provisions of this statute and its effective implementation by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office provides needed consumer protections for all Coloradans.  We understand that several changes to the statute are being proposed in SB17-216....
Mar 30, 2017
Today the U.S. Senate voted to make it harder for cities to create retirement programs for workers who can’t access them elsewhere. A similar measure that could interfere with state retirement programs could come before the U.S. Senate any day now. We’re grateful that U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet voted against HJR 67 today. Unfortunately, U.S. Sen. Cor...
Our newly released Opportunity Handbook provides policy suggestions for some of the most important problems facing Colorado today. Take a look for key data points and analysis from our experts.
Mar 22, 2017
President Trump released his "Skinny Budget" March 16, a broad outline of his priorities for the federal budget.  He proposes to increase spending on defense by $54 billion and pay for it with cuts to other areas. Based on our initial review of the data provided, we find his budget to be shortsighted.  It chokes off investments that pr...
Mar 20, 2017
Revenues continue to grow in Colorado, but lawmakers will have their hands full balancing the state’s budget. On Friday, economists from the governor’s office and the Legislative Council s...

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