Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

The Bell Policy Center 2021 Ballot Guide

2021 Ballot Guide: Analysis & Recommendations

It's that time again: As you prepare to vote on three statewide measures, be sure to download your own copy of the Bell's 2021 Ballot Guide.

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Successfully Implementing Stackable Credential Pathways

This report documents the successful implementation of a financial services stackable credential pathway in Colorado.

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Research Series: Higher Education in Colorado

A series of briefs provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities in Colorado's higher education system.

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Dismantling Effective Consumer Protections: The Wrong Path for Colorado

Colorado’s current lending protections are meaningful, valuable, and time tested. Weakening them at the behest of the predatory lending industry will cause irreparable harm across our state.

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Tax Contributions of Undocumented Immigrants

If 10% of undocumented immigrants left Colorado, the state would lose $23.8 million in federal taxes and $12.4 million in state and local taxes.

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2021 Legislative Session Preview

Restoring last year’s $3.3 billion worth of cuts will not be enough for the 2021 legislative session. Investing above and beyond where we were in 2019 is crucial to ensuring a Colorado that works for everyone.

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New Report: Economic Mobility for Colorado’s Low-Income Families

A new report shows how intentional state spending can work to better support Coloradans' economic mobility and move families into the middle class.

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Age Discrimination in Colorado

While a base set of age discrimination laws exist, they have proven woefully inadequate. We can strengthen these protections for older workers in Colorado.

Questions We’ve Gotten About 2020 Ballot Measures

Given how critical many of the 2020 ballot questions are to the future of Colorado, we decided to answer some of the more common questions we've heard about the issues.

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2020 Ballot Guide: Analysis & Recommendations

With 11 statewide measures on Colorado's ballot this year, the Bell Policy Center's 2020 Ballot Guide provides expert analysis and in-depth recommendations for voters.