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Dismantling Effective Consumer Protections: The Wrong Path for Colorado

Colorado’s current lending protections are meaningful, valuable, and time tested. Weakening them at the behest of the predatory lending industry will cause irreparable harm across our state.

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Tax Credits for Working Families

Targeted tax credits are important parts of supporting working families. Here are is some information about two of the biggest ones.

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Tax Contributions of Undocumented Immigrants

If 10% of undocumented immigrants left Colorado, the state would lose $23.8 million in federal taxes and $12.4 million in state and local taxes.

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New Report: Economic Mobility for Colorado’s Low-Income Families

A new report shows how intentional state spending can work to better support Coloradans' economic mobility and move families into the middle class.

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Age Discrimination in Colorado

While a base set of age discrimination laws exist, they have proven woefully inadequate. We can strengthen these protections for older workers in Colorado.

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Key Budget Takeaways for this Session

An analysis on how the Joint Budget Committee balanced the budget during the 2020 session and how that impacted Coloradans and key programs and services.

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The Future of Work: COVID-19’s Impact on Women

In our new brief, we build on previous research and examine many of the ways women have fared over the course of the pandemic.

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Why a Statewide Strategy on Financial Empowerment is Needed

Learn more about what an office of financial empowerment would look like and do in Colorado by reading our latest brief.

Colorado Voters

2020 Ballot Guide: Analysis & Recommendations

With 11 statewide measures on Colorado's ballot this year, the Bell Policy Center's 2020 Ballot Guide provides expert analysis and in-depth recommendations for voters.

Actionable Agenda for the Future of Work & Learning

When implemented, these changes can lead to better outcomes for Coloradans who have been historically disadvantaged, while also helping build a workforce that is better prepared, more resilient, and more responsive to future needs.