AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman

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!...
Jan 24, 2017
In his Jan. 7 Denver Post op-ed, Jon Caldara crossed a new threshold in his criticism of public investment, claiming that tax revenues constitute “dark money.” Caldera seems intent upon sowing mistrust in our public institutions precisely at the time when state lawmake...
Jan 24, 2017
On Sunday, the Denver Post published my response to a column by Jon Caldara, a long-time voice against any public investment. (Click...
Jan 11, 2017
By Scott Wasserman, President As we plunge into 2017, policy battles are emerging on many fronts. Many of us feel overwhelmed as we decide how to act and when to fight. When it comes to issues affecting economic opportunity, the Bell is committed to informing your action with research you can count on and perspective that helps you make sense of...
Dec 9, 2016
The questions we’ll be asking in 2017 Great research starts with great questions. As the Bell Policy Center heads into 2017, we will remain committed to a strong and vibrant cycle of opportunity for all Coloradans. We’re adapting...
Nov 23, 2016
Election-year Thanksgiving gatherings can be tough. Feelings are raw. Debates can get heated. Politics, and more importantly, policies, are important. If we don’t thoughtfully and respectfully discuss them with those with whom we disagree, we miss...
Nov 9, 2016
Back in 2000, when the Bell Policy Center was founded, Colorado progressives weren't being heard. You’ll recall that progressives had fleeting influence in our state legislature, conservatives had taken control of the federal government, and it seemed like the progressive message about opportunity just couldn’t compete with the mantra of low taxes,...
Nov 5, 2016
You may have caught a quick glimpse of the governor’s proposed budget this week. It wasn’t pretty, and I fear we’ve grown numb to the parade of horribles that...

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