AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman

Apr 20, 2017
Senate Bill 17-267 has been widely reported as the last, best chance to save our rural hospitals, but as it stands right now, the bill, which goes by the title, “Concerning the Sustainability of Rural Colorado,” is anything but sustainable. The proposal calls for a $670 million cut to the revenue cap that voters approved when they voted for Referen...
Apr 18, 2017
Last Thursday evening, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan passed out of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on a party line vote. Throughout the committee hearing, we heard from a string of naysayers – each of whom acknowledged that Coloradans are saving far too little, but all of whom...
Apr 5, 2017
It’s been exciting to see some of our biggest priorities gaining traction at the Capitol and in the media. Our retirement security legislation, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, will be heard in committee next week. On Monday, advocates for a stronger...
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 21, 2017
Fuzzy math has come to dominate the way we think about the relationship between public investment and the economic struggles Americans are facing today.  At the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, D.C. last week, it was fully apparent to me that our economy...
Mar 8, 2017
Digesting the implications of federal policy changes is quickly becoming a forte for our policy analysts. This week, our health analyst, Natalie O'Donnell Wood, provides the Colorado perspective on Congressional Republicans' proposal to unwind the Affo...
Mar 1, 2017
Good news: according to the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Colorado has the best economy in the country. Bad news: despite this amazing distinction, Colorado ranked #9 overall because we are unable to pull ourselves out of a self-imposed scarcity that squanders our pro...
Feb 8, 2017
As executive orders and tweets rain down from Washington, DC, many of us engaged in state-based research and advocacy are being asked how all of this will affect our work. The dizzying action in Washington, D.C. has only raised the stakes for what we do here. The bottom line: we still have a state to build and we need your voice to build it!...

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