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Nov 13, 2017
The Governor’s 2018-19 Budget Request was released on Nov. 1 and he presented it this morning in front of the Joint Budget Committee. Following a seven-year stretch that saw the end of the worst recession since the Great Depression and unprecedented growth that has made our state’s economic activity the envy of many in the...
Oct 23, 2017
We are told to work hard and to play by rules – go to school, get good grades, go to college, get a good job – in order to receive future opportunities. But what is often left out of this societal expectation is the financial burden many suffer long after graduation. In fact, 761,000 Coloradans struggle with student debt, facing an average of...
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...

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