Posts by Andrea Kuwik

Timeline of Financial Empowerment in Colorado

A Recent Timeline of Financial Empowerment and Consumer Protection Wins in Colorado

A Recent Timeline of Financial Empowerment and Consumer Protection Wins in Colorado Colorado has a long history of enacting forward-looking,...

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Debt & Lending Landscape in Colorado

A comprehensive examination of debt in Colorado assessing historical trends and the unequal distribution of debt across demographic and geographic lines.

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Pandemic Policy Making and the Return to Status Quo​

During the COVID pandemic, poverty levels dropped. We explore this paradox, why it happened, and how that progress is now being undone.

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Colorado’s 2023-2024 Budget

We dig into Colorado's new $40 billion state budget to assess what it says about the state’s opportunities, challenges, and priorities.

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Alternative Charge Loans Overview

Alternative charge loans have evaded regulations on predatory lending products in Colorado. This blog looks at what they are and what can be done.

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Policy Deep Dive: Aging Coloradans & The Caring Workforce

We explore how specific issues within Colorado's Medicaid policy financially impair aging Coloradans and drive caring workforce shortages.

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Federal rescue funds show Colorado what an adequate budget looks like

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) gave Colorado lawmakers an unprecedented amount of funds to invest in our state. Here's where it went.

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The State of Aging in Colorado

The first of its kind, this new report provides deep data analysis and research to identify gaps and also provides a long-term benchmark to measure future progress.

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State of Aging: Community of Choice

Most people want to remain in their homes as they age. Doing so supports individual health, well-being, and comfort.

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State of Aging: Quality of Life

By investing in infrastructure that supports a high quality of life and connection to others, we can prevent the need for costly interventions in the future.