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Predatory Payday Lending in Colorado

Building wealth is difficult enough, but high-cost lenders, check cashers, and pawn shops that offer predatory loans strip families of savings and make economic mobility even harder.

Forget “Middle Class” — $63,000 for a Denver Family to Just Subsist

In 2018, we will more deeply analyze how we rebuild a diverse and thriving middle class. In a recent Denver Post op-ed, Bell President Scott Wasserman discusses why we think this is such an important mission.

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Testimony: Oppose HB18-1106 Allowing Employers to Negotiate Lower Minimum Wage

Many of the workers affected by the minimum wage have limited power to bargain for higher wages. Without it, they could find themselves at the mercy of much more powerful employers with deeper pockets.

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Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Really About Work

Medicaid work requirements are designed to misdirect anger and concern about rising health costs toward vulnerable people, hoping you won’t notice that they don't fix the actual problem. 

Two-Generation Strategies Stand Out in Governor’s State of the State

Governor Hickenlooper said, “We lifted families out of poverty with a focus on two-generation solutions," emphasizing the impact of two-generation strategies on economic mobility.

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Automation in Colorado: Preparing for the Future of Work

Automation could affect a total of 1.1 million Coloradans, or 41 percent of the total workforce, as they work in occupations judged as high risk of being automated.

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Colorado’s Economy: Strong Yet Uneven

While Colorado's economy may be strong, uneven growth throughout the state, an uptick in low-wage jobs and industries, and continued wealth and income inequality mean not everyone is benefitting.

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