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Sep 14, 2016
New research commissioned by Colorado’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) shows that informal caregivers pay a hefty price to do this important work — $3.7 billion in 2015 or...
Sep 12, 2016
At a time when Colorado is making significant efforts to close our state’s skills gap — that is, the gap between the number of jobs requiring postsecondary skills and the people with the education and training to fill them — helping “post-traditional” working-age adults succeed in postsecondary education is more important than ever....
Sep 9, 2016
By Chris Stiffler, Economist, Colorado Fiscal Institute With assistance from The Bell Policy Center, Colorado Center on Law and Policy and S.A. Wilhelm Consulting This brief critiques a study produced by Eric Fruits, an economist hired by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a conservative and business-aligned organization in Colorado. Fruits’ s...
Jul 6, 2016
Closing the skills gap between the jobs that employers need to fill and the individuals trained to fill them remains a key goal of workforce development efforts at both the state and federal levels. But developing effective programs to accomplish this goal can be a challenge. A...
Jul 6, 2016
Mothers’ increased working hours have helped stabilize and boost family income, according to a new issue brief. The brief from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, “Working mothers with infants...
Jul 5, 2016
A new report on the status of Social Security and Medicare programs shows that there has been almost no change in the status of Social Security in the last year. A shortfall still exists, according to the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds, but this shortfall remains...
Jun 30, 2016
Colorado Rep. Janet Buckner looked out from the podium across a room full of advocates, activists and policy experts gathered to discuss economic policy issues for women of color. Echoing the sentiments of many, she said, “We need to rebuild the path to economic security for our families. Too many people have too much month left at the end of their...
Jun 28, 2016
One night in late May, a group of parents had dinner in Arapahoe County. Over chips and salsa, the group traded stories about kindergarten graduations and summer camps. The talk quickly turned to the issue of child care affordability. “Day care has gotten crazy expensive,” said one parent, who has a teenager and a 4-year old. “I’m worried because i...
Jun 24, 2016
The financial sector is exploiting the economic position of women in a practice called “pinklining,” according to a new report from New Jersey Communities United (NJCU), ISAIAH, and the ACCE institute. “Pinklining” is a term coined by the report to describe predatory lending practices that disproportionately force women and women of color deeper in...
Jun 24, 2016
Making postsecondary education more accessible and affordable is a hot topic at both the federal and state levels. One approach receiving increased attention has been the notion of free community college. A recent policy brief from The American Association of State Colleges and Univers...

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