AUTHORS: Rich Jones | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Rich Jones

Jun 20, 2017
We know that when parents have access to programs that further their education and skills while their children receive quality early education, both generations have a fairer shot at success. The Bell Policy Center is working with Civic Canopy to provide research and policy development support to the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SW...
Jun 1, 2017
Survey Shows Americans Doing Better Financially, But It Depends on Their Income Seven out of ten American households report they are “living comfortably” or “doing okay” in 2016, an increase of one percentage point since 2015 and eight percentage points higher than 2013.  However, the improvements in well-being are concentrated among those...
Jun 1, 2017
During this past legislative session’s debate over the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, opponents argued that the proposal was not needed because workers without a workplace plan could just open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to save for retirement. A recent Wall Street Journal article disputes that argument, highlighting that while most wo...
The legislative session wraps up today and we wanted to help you understand how 9 key issues critical to economic opportunity fared under the golden dome this year. We highlighted many of these issues in our 2017 Opportunity Handbook. Check it out here. Our 9 Opp...
May 10, 2017
In most years, legislation to significantly improve consumer protections and redirect the way businesses operate would be subject to high-profile committee hearings with lots of witnesses, charges and counter charges. It would also likely go down to the last minute of the session with lobbyists and activists nervously counting and recounting votes....
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...

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