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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Jul 27, 2017
The ill-conceived Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) was voted down earlier this week, but the bill's proponents have another bad idea waiting in the wings.   A ...
Jul 20, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education is unlawfully delaying efforts to protect students from unfair practices in the for-profit college industry. That’s what the attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia are alleging in their recent lawsuit. The outcome of the suit could have significant implications for Col...
Jul 17, 2017
Update: July 25, 2017: The CFPB rule protecting consumers from predatory fine print is now fighting to survive. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress blocked the regulatory measure this afternoon, on a near party line vote with 231 in favor of repeal and 190 opposed (One Republican opposed). Colorado’s own Rep. Scott...
Jul 7, 2017
Working Poor Families Project members were excited to discuss Colorado’s efforts toward strengthening the early childhood education workforce as part of a larger conversation about early childhood education. In the next ten years, Colorado will see a...
Jun 23, 2017
Three Reasons Why the Senate’s “Better Care” Bill is Anything But  The nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute predicts that we will see 630,000 fewer insured Coloradans and face state budget los...
Jun 21, 2017
Tomorrow, U.S. Senate Republicans are expected to finally reveal their secret health care bill - a bill so secret that many members of their own caucus don't know what's in it. When the House passed their deeply unpopular plan last month, many hoped that the Senate would greatly improve it. So far, those hopes have yet to be realized. It seems that...
Jun 20, 2017
Kansas Governor Brownback’s “real-live experiment” with radical tax cuts to promote economic growth is over. The major tax cuts did not deliver what was promised - economic growth. In fact, Kansas saw a 4.8 percent economic...
Jun 20, 2017
Spotlight on Research: Respite Care The work of a caregiver is rewarding – and exhausting. Often, family caregivers need a break from their responsibilities, but services that can help aren’t widely available. That’s why the Bell is partnering with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Easterseals of Colorado and others to implement the...
Jun 20, 2017
We know that when parents have access to programs that further their education and skills while their children receive quality early education, both generations have a fairer shot at success. The Bell Policy Center is working with Civic Canopy to provide research and policy development support to the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SW...

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