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Feb 3, 2017
As Colorado grapples with a growing population of seniors, leaders from CLUB 20, Western Colorado’s advocacy group, hosted a panel Friday on how our state can better meet the needs of older Coloradans. The Bell’s Natalie O’Donnell Wood spoke at the panel at the Capitol about the Secure Savings Bill. The measure, which is expected to be introduce...
Feb 3, 2017
Today the Trump Administration announced a plan to ask the Department of Labor either to rescind or revise a rule to protect workers and retirees who seek advice about their retirement savings from financial advisors. Scheduled to take effect in April, the “fiduciary rule” would require that investment advisors act in the best interests of their...
Feb 3, 2017
In Colorado, we’re working hard to help everyone get the education and training they need to realize their full economic potential. I’m part of a state coalition called Skills2Compete and several of us are headed to Washington, D.C. for the national “Skills Summit” hosted by the National Skills Coalition. Our collective vision includes growing the...
Feb 2, 2017
We’ve all heard stories about debt collectors who have harassed consumers even when they’ve paid their debts or never owed them in the first place. That’s why we need to extend the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Lobbyists for the debt collection industry this week attacked the act, saying Color...
Feb 2, 2017
Bill Murray called it “one of the greatest conceptual scripts I’ve ever seen.” He was talking about Groundhog Day, his 1992 film that depicts a selfish, cynical TV reporter stuck repeating the same day over and over. Over the years, at least for Bi...
Jan 31, 2017
Thank you for sharing your Ideas that Work. Please keep the suggestions coming. Click here to submit an idea. Here's an innovative idea to help seniors stay in their homes longer while he...
Jan 30, 2017
Colorado consumers should pay close attention when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets later this week. Today, lobbyists for the debt collection industry proposed letting the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Act expire.  If this happens, lawyers in the Colorado Attorney General’s office would lose their ability to license and regulate debt co...
Jan 24, 2017
By Jason Crow Last week my wife and I hosted a house party with leaders from the academic, business, government, and nonprofit communities for a discussion about economic opportunity in Colorado and the role of the Bell Policy Center in 2017 and beyond. It was a wonderful group of people, with deep and broad experience in civic engagement and de...
Jan 24, 2017
In his Jan. 7 Denver Post op-ed, Jon Caldara crossed a new threshold in his criticism of public investment, claiming that tax revenues constitute “dark money.” Caldera seems intent upon sowing mistrust in our public institutions precisely at the time when state lawmake...
Jan 24, 2017
On Sunday, the Denver Post published my response to a column by Jon Caldara, a long-time voice against any public investment. (Click...

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