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Successfully Implementing Stackable Credential Pathways

This report documents the successful implementation of a financial services stackable credential pathway in Colorado.

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Colorado’s No Wrong Door System

When implemented effectively, a NWD System simplifies access to LTSS for older adults and their caregivers, serving as an entry point for LTSS that is publicly administered and funded.

New Tax Reform Package Introduced: What’s Inside?

When we have a tax code that doesn’t adequately fund public services going forward — even though Colorado currently has a good budget picture, that will not last forever — then it doesn’t work for the majority of Coloradans.

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Research Series: Higher Education in Colorado

A series of briefs provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities in Colorado's higher education system.

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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.