Posts by Josh Mantell

Governor Polis’ 2020 Budget Proposal

Gov. Polis submitted his budget proposal to the state legislature that outlines his priorities for the next year. Here's what you need to know.

What 2020 Senate Candidates Aren’t Talking About… Yet

The candidates have staked positions on topics from climate change to gun control, but many other important issues still need to be addressed.

2020 Policy Proposals: K-12 Education

Democratic presidential hopefuls are sharing their plans to do more for K-12 education. How does Colorado factor in?

2020 Policy Proposals: Child Care & Early Childhood Education

Democratic presidential candidates are focused on child care. What are they proposing and what has Colorado already done to help families?

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Universal Portable Benefits: The Oregon Model

Oregon has set up a paid family and medical leave program alongside a successful retirement security plan. What can Colorado learn from these universal portable benefit models?

Cut Taxes, Raise Revenue: Can Illinois’ Tax Plan Work for Colorado?

Illinois is proposing a new tax plan that will help fund important investments. What should Colorado take away from this conversation?

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2020 Policy Proposals: Federal Minimum Wage

Democratic candidates for president have coalesced on raising the minimum wage. What has Colorado done on this issue and what does the research say?

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2020 Policy Proposals: Harris on Pay Equity

Sen. Kamala Harris' plan for equal pay is ambitious, but what has Colorado already done to ensure workplace equity?

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Colorado Must Lead on the Gig Economy

Gig workers are not entitled to benefits and protections, according to the federal government. Colorado has an obligation to lead the way and help workers.

Checking In: Asset Building Legislation in Colorado

With the Colorado legislature winding down, let's look at legislation moving to help Coloradans build assets and wealth.

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