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State-sponsored retirement accounts? Colorado Senate panel rejects Democatic plan, The Denver Post, 4/26/17

Colorado Senate Republicans kill plan to launch state retirement-savings program, The Denver Business Journal, 4/26/17

Colorado should lend a hand with retirement savings, The Denver Post, 4/24/17

Legislature debates whether businesses must offer retirement-savings program, The Denver Business Journal, 4/19/17

Colorado retirement fund would allow low-wage earners to invest, The Colorado Springs Gazette, 4/14.17

Colorado must step up as Trump and Congress attack financial protections, The Denver Post, 3/29/17

Durango City Council candidates oppose real estate transaction fees, The Durango Herald, 3/14/17

Not a dark conspiracy, taxes invest in our future, The Denver Post, 1/21/17

In Denver, Protestors are set to march for women's health care, Colorado Public Radio, 11/20/17

Employers in Colorado begin calculus of rising minimum wage, maintaining business., The Denver Post 11/12/16

Have minimum-wage hikes elsewhere cost workers their jobs?, Denver Business Journal, 11/4/16

What would raising the minimum wage actually do? Amendment 70, explained, Colorado Independent, 10/31/16

John Elway vs. Mark Ruffalo: Stars face off over Colorado constitution measure, Denver Business Journal, 10/25/16

Amendment 71 creates odd bedfellows, Durango Herald, 10/25/16

Amendment 70: What you need to know about the minimum wage increase, Denverite, 10/21/16

Colorado ballot guides: Where five progressive groups stand on proposed initiatives, Colorado Times Recorder, 10/21/16

In Colorado, a Ballot Measure to End All the Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures, InsideClimate News, 10/19/16

Who's Watching the Kids?, State Legislatures magazine, 10/14/16

Reality Check: Supporters/Opponents Of Amendment 70, CBSDenver, 10/14/16

Election 2016: Should Colorado 'Raise the Bar' on amending state constitution?, Denver Business Journal, 10/14/16

Yes on Amendment 70: It's a Modest Increase in the Minimum Wage, The Denver Post, 10/7/16

Amendment 71 seeks to "protect" state constitution, but from whom?, Colorado Springs Independent, 10/5/16

Amendment 71, aka “Raise the Bar,” explained, Colorado Independent, 9/30/16

OPINION: Minimum Wage Opponents Using Scare Tactics, Pagosa Daily Post, 9/28/16

No Appeal Planend after Oil, Gas Rules Kept Off Ballot, CBSDenver, 9/28/16

Opposition on Amendment 71, 'Raise the Bar,' grows, 9News, 9/28/16

Groups turn focus to opposing Initiative 71, The Daily Sentinel, 9/28/16

Purple State Memo: Amendment 71 opposition mounts, Denver Post, 9/28/16

Ballot battle intensifies in fight to raise Colorado's minimum wage, Durango Herald, 9/24/16

Labor groups, religious leaders rally in Denver for $15 an hour minimum wage, Denver Post, 9/12/16

Online Research Tool Maps Human Service Gaps, Pagosa Daily Post, 8/9/16

Raise the Minimum Wage — It's Good for Colorado, Huffington Post, 7/28/16

Minimum wage discussion (49-minute mark), Ross Kaminsky Show, 7/25/16 

Backers of TABOR timeout end ballot campaign, Grand Junction Sentinel, 7/19/16

When Looking at the Arguments Around Raising Colorado's Minimum Wage, Context is Key, KUNC, 7/19/16

7 crucial questions about Colorado's miminum wage fight, answered, Colorado Independent, 7/13/16

Up to a dozen ballot measures facing voters this fall, Fort Morgan Times, 6/25/16

Would Colorado minimum-wage hike lead to big job losses?, 9News, 6/21/16

Opponents of minimum wage hike say state would lose jobs, Grand Junction Sentinel, 6/21/16

Would Colorado minimum-wage hike lead to big job losses?, Denver Business Journal, 6/21/16

Woods and Cadman Take Different Approaches to Attacking the “Entitlement Black Hole,” Colorado Pols, 6/14/16

Settlement will pay back Colorado victims of illegal predatory lending, Colorado Independent, 6/8/16

Key aide to Colorado leaders will head Denver's Bell Policy Center, Denver Business Journal, 6/6/16

Key aide to Colorado leaders will head Denver's Bell Policy Center, 9News, 6/6/16

Bell Policy Center names Scott Wasserman president, Denver Post, 6/6/16

Independence Institute report eyes 20-plus years of Colorado’s TABOR, Denver Post, 6/6/16

2016 Legislature: No progress on key issues leaves business disappointed, Denver Business Journal, 5/12/16

Colorado lawmakers finish session with little progress on top issues, Denver Post, 5/10/16

Lawmakers kill a bill to lure subprime lenders to Colorado, Colorado Independent, 5/5/16

How to protect Colorado’s “non-prime population” from being exploited as a “market opportunity?”, Colorado Pols, 4/25/16

Subprime lenders are asking Colorado lawmakers for more profits — again, Colorado Independent, 4/20/16

Loan interest rates could increase if Colorado bill passes, Fox31, 4/19/16

Bill to help Colorado subprime lenders passes Senate committee, Denver Post, 4/19/16

Vetoed small loan bill — with change — returns to Legislature, Durango Herald, 4/19/16

Is 36 Percent Interest on a Loan High Enough?, Huffington Post, 4/19/16

6 Reasons to Help Coloradans Save for Retirement, Huffington Post, 4/18/16

Why More Coloradans Will Get a Bigger Tax Refund This Year, Colorado Public Radio, 4/18/16

Democrats offer bill to grant options on state tax refunds, Denver Post, 4/18/16

Heads Up: The Loan Sharks are Back at the Colorado Capitol, Colorado Pols, 4/14/16

Proposal would start college saving early — in preschool, Chalkbeat Colorado, 2/22/16

Are CO Republicans Really Proposing to Cut Health Care to Old, Disabled, and Other Poor People?, Colorado Pols, 2/10/16

More on the cover story: 6 more business issues to watch in 2016 legislative session, Denver Business Journal, 1/8/16

Buchanan to step down as chief of Bell Policy Center think tank, Denver Business Journal, 1/7/16

Wade Buchanan stepping down as Bell Policy Center president, Denver Post, 1/6/16

Colorado's Aging Boomers Aren't A 'Silver Tsunami,' They're The Coming Normal, KUNC, 12/16/15

Colorado OKs more paths to obtain a diploma, Durango Herald, 12/12/15

Colorado Considers High School Equivalency Options Beyond GED, Colorado Public Radio, 12/9/2015

GED exam failing thousands? Institutional racism in schools, Rocky Mountain PBS, 11/20/2015

A Golden Age for Aging Planning, Health Elevations, 11/2015

Why Getting Ahead Often Feels Like Falling Behind When You're Poor, Colorado Public Radio, 11/3/2015

Colorado Planning to Lead Nation on Support for Aging, Colorado News Connection, 10/20/2015

Illegal Immigration: Myths, Half-Truths and a Hole in Trump's Wall, Newsweek, 10/14/2015

Price of Paradise: In housing crunch, who can afford to stay?, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, 9/22/2015

Buchanan: Colorado's chance to prepare for unprecendented change, Colorado Statesman, 9/8/2015

Senior cohousing residents build community, deal with issues of aging, Denver Post, 9/5/2015

Glenwood, Edwards and Breckenridge in top 10 on Bloomberg richest small town list, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, 8/21/2015