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.

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Race, Taxes, & Colorado’s Regressive Tax Codes

Through new analysis, we hope to use further data to examine how Colorado can develop a fair tax code that provides adequate funding for public investment as well as ensures tax codes are designed in an equitable, efficient, and fair manner.

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What We Know About Unemployment in Colorado

By examining unemployment insurance claims data, we see COVID's outsized impact on Colorado women, older and younger workers, and those from communities of color.

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Caregiving & COVID-19

In a new brief, we examine several of the more prominent, observable, and immediate challenges faced by Colorado caregivers as a result of COVID- 19.

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2020 Caregiving Recommendations

A three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: An Overview of the Bell’s Recent Work

Since the release of the Respite Care Task Force's recommendations in 2016, the Bell has assisted on efforts to implement these changes and raise awareness about the growing need to support caregivers.

Colorado’s Racial Wealth Gap: Wages & Labor

The final brief in the Bell’s current racial wealth gap series examines the reality of wages and occupations by race in Colorado and how the history of American labor relations has shaped this reality.

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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & Beyond

Proactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.

Colorado’s Looming Eviction & Rental Crisis

By September, nearly 420,000 Coloradans will be at risk of evictions, having accumulated nearly $765 million in rental debt. Unless action is taken, Colorado could experience an eviction and rental crisis larger than the Great Recession.

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Lasting Damage: COVID-19’s Toll on Colorado’s Strapped State Budget

This in-depth blog outlines the economic conditions that are forcing false choices and deep cuts that will lead to lost opportunities for Coloradans, exacerbate and increase inequities, and lead to future costs far greater than those of prevention.