November 2019 Ballot Guide

It’s that time again: This November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make. The Bell's recommendations and analysis are here to help.

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How Does Colorado’s Budget Work?

Colorado’s budget isn’t just a number. There are multiple factors to consider. Get your crash course here.

What is debrucing?

What is Debrucing?

Debrucing allows governments to retain all of the revenue it collects and put it toward important services and programs Coloradans rely on.

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What Are Enterprise Funds?

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term "enterprise fund," you’ve probably encountered these state-created businesses more than you imagine.

What Are Vendor Fees?

Due to a high percentage and no cap, businesses in Colorado keep more money from vendor fees than all but a few other states. What does this mean for you?

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The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado Women

Colorado's economy depends on working women, yet Colorado women cannot depend on our current workplace policies, regulations, politics, and societal norms.

Colorado Fiscal Policy Briefed by the Bell

Briefed by the Bell — Colorado Fiscal Policy

Soon, Colorado will hit TABOR revenue caps. What does this mean for Colorado fiscal policy and what will ensure all Coloradans benefit?

Colorado Middle Class Families

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.

What Happened to Colorado’s Middle Class?

Research done for the Bell Policy Center shows "traditional success is unobtainable for families earning the median income, regardless of county, age of children, or year studied." 

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Testimony: Oppose Reduction of Colorado State Income Tax Rate

Public investments play a vital role in building and maintaining infrastructure, educating residents, and reducing the costs of services that help put opportunities for economic mobility within the reach of more families. The drastic cuts in revenue projected under HB18-1203 will make it even more difficult to help families get ahead.

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