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Apr 25, 2017
Colorado should lend a helping hand with retirement savings The Denver Post endorsed the Colorado Secure Savings Plan!  "Colorado should venture into uncharted territory and try to solve the looming retirement crisis by looking seriously at a state-run 401(k)-like retirement plan that...


Apr 24, 2017
Natalie O'Donnell Wood, a senior policy analyst with the Bell Policy Center testified today regarding a bill that would help people struggling with high health insurance costs. Her testimony is below. The Bell Policy Center supports HB 17-1235, which creates temporary financial relief for middle class Coloradans who buy health insurance throu...
Apr 19, 2017
Everyone agrees that America faces a retirement crisis.  Working families and people of all ages are not saving enough for their later years.  The best way to save for retirement is to put away a little out of each paycheck throughout your working life.  But 45 percent of private sector workers in Colorado in their prime working y...
Apr 20, 2017
By Cate Blackford and Katie Kerwin McCrimmon On Thursday morning, the Senate passed the renewal of SB 17-216, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This important legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bob Gardner of Colorado Springs, had strong bipartisan support. It not only renews key protections for Coloradans, but also includes provisions to make...
An older man called the Colorado Medicaid Nurse Advice Line. He wanted to talk about a rash on his body, but the experienced nurse who answered the call, Jennifer Hogestad, was having a difficult time understanding him. She asked the man if anyone else in his...
Apr 11, 2017
The Bell supports HB 17-1307, which creates the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) insurance program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The FAMLI program would enable employees to pay into a worker-funded insurance program. After making contributions through income deductions, workers could then receive partial wag...