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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Jan 4, 2017
America faces a retirement crisis, as a substantial number of working families are not saving enough to meet their needs in retirement. Several national studies show that anywhere from half to two-thirds of working families are at risk of not being able to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Low-income working families are most at ris...
Dec 30, 2016
Colorado now has a framework to help Coloradans who hope to age in their communities, thanks to ...
Dec 16, 2016
Colorado’s aging population will drive increases in the state budget immediately and reduce the rate of growth in General Fund revenues over the long term, based on recent projections...
Nov 18, 2016
Colorado’s growing Medicaid expenses are being driven by the need to serve our aging population and the high cost of long-term care. Medicaid’s expansion under the ACA is not to blame. On November 14, Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee kicked off its first week of meetings to begin the long, intricate process of passing a state budget. The Govern...
Nov 16, 2016
Over 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and they are becoming more and more likely to spend their retirement years in poverty. The Center for American Progress reports that growing numbers of seniors are experiencing mater...
Nov 1, 2016
“These are hard-working families, and I really think it’s a segment of our population that we need to support.” These words, spoken by a county administrator in a mountain community, convey the sentiments of many of the administrators that the Bell interviewed for our ongoing assessment of the Cliff Effect Pilot Program for the Colorado Child Care...
Oct 21, 2016
The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has released new recommendations for the regulation of debt collection and debt-buying practices as part of the sunset review for the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (CFDCPA). DORA’s two main recommendations focus...
Oct 14, 2016
A survey by the MacArthur Foundation found that most Americans continue to be pessimistic about upward economic mobility, and housing-related issues are central to their concerns. Data from the...
Oct 12, 2016
Among the challenges many postsecondary students face in pursuing and completing their studies is an alarmingly high level of food insecurity. This is the key finding of a new report, based on a survey of almost 3,800 students at 34 two-ye...
Oct 6, 2016
Members of Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado (FLTC) work to protect consumers from predatory lending practices that harm communities and Colorado’s economy, while championing access to safe and reliable capital. Some coalition members submitted the following in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed rule on pay...

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