Colorado Fiscal Policy Briefed by the Bell

Briefed by the Bell — Colorado Fiscal Policy

Despite our strong economy, Colorado faces real fiscal problems. Find out why.

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The Irony of Middle Class Wages in Colorado

Coloradans in low-wage jobs are seeing pay bumps, but not enough to live a middle class lifestyle. For folks in jobs paying middle class wages, their wage gains aren't keeping up with costs.

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Briefed by the Bell — Family Security

For many Coloradans, taking time off to meet family care needs comes with the constant fear of losing a paycheck or job.

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Briefed by the Bell — Wages

Our first in a continuing series looks at stagnant wages for Coloradans. Here, we've compiled the key points on the issue, the facts, and the solutions.

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Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost Pressures

A new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.

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Modernizing Overtime Rules in Colorado

Only 7.7 percent of Coloradans are automatically eligible for overtime pay today, but a new report says Colorado policymakers don't have to wait on the White House to update overtime.

Mapping Study: Two-Generation Ideas for Denver Neighborhoods

The Bell identified the educational and job training needs of Denver-area families and developed a list of programs, policies, and resources available to provide these services. This mapping study focuses on identifying what currently exists, the students being served, and the major barriers and gaps in accessing the available services.

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Testimony: Support Regulating Student Loan Servicers

As a member of the Financial Equity Coalition, the Bell supports HB18-1415 because it offers greater oversight of student loan servicers in Colorado, which will aid in preventing predatory practices and improving the economic mobility for the 56 percent of Coloradans with student debt. 

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Why Coloradans Need Paid Leave & How to Offer it

A robust, universal paid leave insurance program would benefit all of us. Colorado’s changing demographics and the future of work require us to rethink what “insurance” means, and find ways to offer paid family and medical leave to everyone.

Oppose HB18-1057: An Alarming Change in Debt Collection Procedure

Now is not the time to give debt collectors an unprecedented short cut that undermines privacy and involves the state in private matters.

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