Posts by Josh Mantell

Student Debt Legislation in Colorado

Checking In: Student Debt Legislation in Colorado

The Colorado legislature has just passed the three-quarters mark of the 2019 session. What's it doing to address student debt issues in Colorado?

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Trump’s Overtime Proposal Won’t Help Many People

The Trump administration's proposal for raising the salary threshold to receive overtime pay doesn't go far enough and won't help enough Coloradans.

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The Shared Responsibility of Paid Leave

Shared responsibility used to be the social contract between employee and employer — pensions, raises, and other benefits were the norm — but that contract has eroded.

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Tax Credits: The Wrong Approach for Paid Leave

A survey from Ernst and Young shows fewer than 40 percent of employers would offer paid leave if tax credits were put in place

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Focusing on Colorado’s Future: What Our New Leaders Must Do

Winning an election is only the beginning. Now is the time to get things done to help Coloradans thrive. Here are a few places to start.

Fix Our Damn Roads is a dead end

‘Fix Our Damn Roads’ Will Crush Our Damn Budget 

No matter how clever its name may be, "Fix Our Damn Roads" only threatens to blow up our economic position and put our state in a fiscal hole. 

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Amendment 74 is Wrong for Colorado

Voting no on Amendment 74 is the only logical response given the evidence in front of us.

California Court Case Could Have Implications for Colorado Workers

With all of the distractions of the 2018 legislative session, Colorado's policymakers may have missed an important court case in California. The decision could have major implications for how workers are treated in the new economy.

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Colorado’s Middle Class Squeeze is Real

Colorado's middle class is in trouble. That's according to CU Denver Professors Geoff Propheter and Todd Ely, who revealed their preliminary findings from a state-specific study focusing on the middle class squeeze.

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The Future of Work: Colorado Legislators Must See the Forest for the Trees

As one of the Colorado legislature’s first forays into the implications of the contingency economy and future of work, SB-171 should not be treated lightly.