Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

Economic Mobility for Low-iIncome Families in Colorado

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.

age discrimination in colorado

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.

Colorado Voters

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.

Actionable Agenda for the Future of Work & Learning

When implemented, these changes can lead to better outcomes for Coloradans who have been historically disadvantaged, while also helping build a workforce that is better prepared, more resilient, and more responsive to future needs.

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Race, Taxes, & Colorado’s Regressive Tax Codes

Through new analysis, we hope to use further data to examine how Colorado can develop a fair tax code that provides adequate funding for public investment as well as ensures tax codes are designed in an equitable manner.

2020 legislative session

Over 50 Organizations Urge Gov. Polis to Oppose Prop 116

Prop 116 is an income tax cut that would flow primarily to the wealthiest Coloradans and be paid for with severe cuts in our state budget. Several organizations across the state urge Gov. Polis to oppose it.

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Creating Stackable Credential Programs

This study outlines steps taken in the financial services stackable credentials program, but the lessons learned are transferable across a number of industries. The work here helps Colorado build a more equitable workforce and future.

Colorado’s Racial Wealth Gap: Wages & Labor

The final brief in the Bell’s current racial wealth gap series examines the reality of wages and occupations by race in Colorado and how the history of American labor relations has shaped this reality.

Colorado Budget COVID 19

Lasting Damage: COVID-19’s Toll on Colorado’s Strapped State Budget

This in-depth blog outlines the economic conditions that are forcing false choices and deep cuts that will lead to lost opportunities for Coloradans, exacerbate and increase inequities, and lead to future costs far greater than those of prevention.