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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Sep 13, 2017
Dear Secretary DeVos, As you visit Colorado talking with K-12 students and their teachers, we urge you to put their interests ahead of Wall Street’s when it comes to protections against the student loan industry abuses many will face when they head off to college.   Higher education is key to helping students achieve good-paying jobs and...
Sep 7, 2017
With Labor Day in our rearview mirror, now is the perfect time to look back on what Colorado has done to help increase wage transparency and compensation for Coloradans. This year, two bipartisan pay transparency changes were made to Colorado law, empowering workers to challenge wage inequities and illegal employe...
Sep 5, 2017
Earning a post-secondary credential has significant positive outcomes for economic well-being and opportunity later in life, among these is homeownership. But ...
Aug 25, 2017
At the Bell, we’re always on the lookout for innovative solutions that foster two-generation strategies and address economic inequality. So, when we heard about the work being done at...
Aug 18, 2017
As part of our research on the levers driving economic opportunity, we're examining the effect of automation and artificial intelligence on jobs in Colorado. Some technologists and economists argue “robots” will...
Aug 11, 2017
While at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston, I attended a session entitled, “What Happened to the American Dream?” Several of the presentation’s key takeaways will help inform our work promoting economic opportunity in Colorado. Robert Manduca...
Aug 9, 2017
Colorado’s total state budget is $29 billion. That's right; billion with a "B." That’s a big number. It’s bigger this year than it was two years ago.   All too often, Colorado’s most extreme conservatives use these oversimplified statements as if they are some kind of thunderclap in the raging debate over our state’s finances. It'...
Aug 9, 2017
The sun was scorching and the peaches were ripe as Scott, Rich, and I trekked to Grand Junction to spend two days talking with community leaders, health and human services organizations, and the editorial board of the Grand Junction Sentinel.   The trip served as a ...

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