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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

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 ...
Aug 8, 2017
I had the honor of attending and participating in an interesting event last week at the Pueblo chapter of the NAACP. Focused on predatory lending, the meeting featured research from our friends at the...
Aug 8, 2017
How does inequity hold us back from ensuring all Coloradans lead healthy lives?  This was the central, challenging question at the heart of this year's Colorado Health Foundation Symposium. The annual event...
Aug 1, 2017
In Colorado, 201,000 family households have female breadwinners. For 25 percent of those homes living below the poverty level, every penny counts, especially the ones women miss out on...
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...

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