Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

Infographic outlining "Understanding Colorado's Fiscal Challenges in 14 Charts" by the Bell Policy Center, detailing economic and budget issues related to TABOR.

Understanding Colorado’s Fiscal Challenges in 14 Charts

We've created 14 charts to better explain the fiscal challenges Colorado faces.

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Public Comment: Execution of Workforce Development Under Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Bell offers five comments on the draft plan.

Scrabble tiles spelling out "school," "learn," and "math" on a game board for a Colorado equivalency assessment.

Multiple High School Equivalency Assessment Options Needed in Colorado

There is a significant need for high school equivalency diplomas in the United States and Colorado. In Colorado, more than 340,000 adults are without one, representing about 10 percent of the state’s working-age population.

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Colorado Preschool Program is Effective & Should Be Expanded

High-quality preschool puts children on a path to success. It provides a positive start to school and is the first step on a journey that prepares students to reach their full potential.

Infographic introducing Colorado's fiscal challenges and economy through 12 charts by the Bell Policy Center.

Colorado’s Fiscal Challenges in 12 Charts

Want to better understand how Colorado's budget works? Here are 12 charts to help navigate current imbalances and trends in Colorado's fiscal policy.

Lightning strike near a dilapidated wooden cabin in Colorado at night.

Report: Retirement at Risk in Colorado

In Colorado, nearly 1 million private-sector workers in their prime working years do not participate in either traditional pension plans or 401(k)-type defined contribution plans at work.

Two young girls holding hands, walking on a wooden path outdoors, captured in an infographic on the high cost of child care.

Infographic: High Cost of Child Care

Colorado ranks the fifth-least affordable state for center-based child care.

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Investing in Education Will Boost Colorado’s Economy

Here's a quick look at how Amendment 66 will drive economic success and help Colorado students succeed.

Two children ride scooters in a concrete urban space under a partly cloudy sky, symbolizing the ongoing report on measuring opportunities for working families.

Report: Measuring Opportunities for Working Families

These are the key areas where we can enact change to unleash the potential of Coloradans and provide greater opportunities for Colorado's families to advance toward economic independence and security.

Blue and white paper ticket labeled "ticket for College Education" placed on a wooden surface.

Infographic: College Education Is Way Out of Poverty

Fifty-three percent of Americans raised in the poorest families moved into the middle class thanks to college.