Posts by Josh Mantell

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Prop 117 is Bad for Colorado’s Democracy

Proposition 117 would allow dark money and special interests to distort the issues in a way that would hurt the democratic process.

Proposition 116 is a Double Whammy

Proposition 116 will give a big tax cut to the wealthy while causing all Coloradans to lose significantly more in state services.

Colorado Needs Federal COVID Relief

Many of the previous provisions of federal COVID relief have expired leading to dire economic straits for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. Without a new relief package, Coloradans will suffer.

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Federal Funds Are Important: Why Colorado Needs Support Now More Than Ever

No state can prepare for an extraordinary event such as this, and that is where the federal government needs to step forward and support states, including Colorado.

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Mid-Session Legislative Update: Retirement, Health Care, Paid Family & Medical Leave

The Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 2 of our mid-session series to learn about what is happening with retirement, health care, and paid family and medical leave.

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Mid-Session Legislative Update: Fiscal Policy, Taxes, & the Budget

The Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 1 of our mid-session series to learn about what is happening on fiscal, tax, and budget issues.

Mid-Session Legislative Update: Education & Equity

The Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 3 of our mid-session series to learn more about legislation regarding early childhood and postsecondary education.

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What Just Happened? We Can’t “Just Prioritize”

What do two new bills in the Colorado's state Senate say about our state's future funding choices? Nothing and everything.

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What Just Happened? 10 Opening Day Quotes & What They Mean

What just happened? A guide to deciphering opening day legislative speeches and what they mean for the session to come.

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6 Things to Know When Talking About Colorado Taxes

If you're trying to understand the issues underlying tax policy in Colorado, keep these six basics in mind.