income tax credit for child care, child care tax credit

Testimony: Support Extending Income Tax Credits for Child Care

Over time, Colorado has consistently been rated as a state where child care was least affordable for families. On average, in 2016 it cost $11,000 per year for a 4-year-old and nearly $15,000 for an infant in full-time, center-based child care.

Barber applying product to a client's hair in a salon with a mirror reflecting his image, fueled by big dreams and small loans.

Small Loans Fuel Big Dreams

“Some people don’t want to give you an opportunity. You have to build your own bridges.”

Rear view of a yellow school bus with an 'emergency door' sign, labeled for SB17-118 compliance, emphasizing greater transparency in private occupational schools.

Testimony: Support SB17-118 Greater Transparency on Private Occupational Schools

The bottom line is this: Coloradans need postsecondary training and credentials to enter or stay in the middle class.

Person resting head on table surrounded by a stack of books, overwhelmed by high student debt from attending a for-profit college.

For-Profit College Students: Low Completion, High Student Debt

Poor outcomes at for-profit schools are hitting low-income students and ethnic and racial minorities the hardest.

A man driving with a groundhog on the steering wheel navigates through high-risk pools.

High-Risk Pools: What To Know

This year on Groundhog Day, I’m contemplating a health policy idea that ought to go back into hiding: high-risk pools.