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2018 Colorado Ballot Guide: #VoteSmart With Bell Analysis & Recommendations

This November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make and the ballot will be extensive; that's why we're proud to share a comprehensive guide covering each statewide question voters will see on Election Day.

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Briefed by the Bell — Predatory Economy

The predatory economy is at work in Colorado. The question now is what will our policymakers do to stop it?

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How Will Technology Affect Colorado Jobs?

In a brief completed for the Bell Policy Center by University of Colorado Denver graduate student Lauren Whynott, we explore how technology might affect Colorado jobs as part of our continuing research on the future of work.

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Briefed by the Bell — Colorado Fiscal Policy

Despite our strong economy, Colorado faces real fiscal problems. Find out why.

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The Irony of Middle Class Wages in Colorado

Coloradans in low-wage jobs are seeing pay bumps, but not enough to live a middle class lifestyle. For folks in jobs paying middle class wages, their wage gains aren't keeping up with costs.

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Briefed by the Bell — Family Security

For many Coloradans, taking time off to meet family care needs comes with the constant fear of losing a paycheck or job.

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Briefed by the Bell — Wages

Our first in a continuing series looks at stagnant wages for Coloradans. Here, we've compiled the key points on the issue, the facts, and the solutions.

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Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost Pressures

A new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.

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Modernizing Overtime Rules in Colorado

Only 7.7 percent of Coloradans are automatically eligible for overtime pay today, but a new report says Colorado policymakers don't have to wait on the White House to update overtime.

Mapping Study: Two-Generation Ideas for Denver Neighborhoods

The Bell identified the educational and job training needs of Denver-area families and developed a list of programs, policies, and resources available to provide these services. This mapping study focuses on identifying what currently exists, the students being served, and the major barriers and gaps in accessing the available services.

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