Posts by Bell Policy Center Staff

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Don’t Be Fooled: Initiative 50 is not the answer

Initiative 50 is the wrong direction for Colorado. It's the typical snake oil from the usual suspects.

Measuring Adequacy: Funding & State Services

When it comes to funding state services, how much revenue is enough? In this brief, the Bell & Colorado Fiscal Institute team up to answer that question.

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Colorado’s Revenue Base – 2023 Update

New data & insights on Colorado's tax revenue base, focusing on K-12 funding, and assessing whether our state is prepared for future recessions.

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Responding to Crime in Colorado: A Focus on Economic Mobility and Community- Based Solutions

This report examines community-based initiatives working to reduce crime in Colorado and advance economic mobility for justice system-impacted individuals.

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Jan. 2023 Polling on a Fairer Tax Code

New polling shows Coloradans strongly favor increased public funding for key priorities and overwhelmingly support a fairer tax system.

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Inflation and Colorado’s Middle Class

This three-part series explains what inflation is, it's root causes, and the specific impacts it has on the budgets of Colorado's residents and government.

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2022 Colorado Ballot Guide

As November elections approach, the Bell's 2022 Colorado Ballot Guide is here to voters navigate the impacts each measure will have on our state.

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Gas Prices in Colorado

We explore the cost drivers associated with gasoline, and how globally high oil prices are impacting the everyday lives of Coloradans.

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A collection of quick factsheets on the issues impacting Coloradans' lives and the political narratives that form around them.

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2022 Legislative Session Recap

With the 2022 legislative session at its end, we look back at the various storylines that emerged, the progress made, and what remains to be done.