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Dec 12, 2017
Delivering a one-two punch to students and families across the country, proposed changes in a pair of GOP bills will do little to put students, their educations, and their financial futures on the road to success. When combined, the proposed changes in the federal tax reform bill and recently unveiled...
Dec 1, 2017
Oregon is enrolling employees in a very similar retirement plan to the one we've been advocating for here in Colorado. The OregonSaves retirement savings plan is for private sector workers without a plan through their employers, like the ...
Dec 1, 2017
“The Taxman” podcast by CPR is a Rorschach test: For those who know about TABOR’s perils, it affirms their opposition, and to those who support it, the piece serves to strengthen their view of anti-tax activists as crusaders aga...
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 ...

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