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Testimony: Support Expanding Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit

Increasing the state tax credit for child care expenses as a percentage of the federal tax credit and extending eligibility to those with middle incomes will help more Coloradans afford child care. The Bell supports HB18-1208 to expand the child care expenses income tax credit and urges a yes vote on it.

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Colorado Can Stop Student Loan Predators

Outstanding student loan debt now totals $24.75 billion across the state, outpacing all other debt outside of mortgages. Adding insult to injury, federal student loan servicers often operate deceptively to collect on these debts.

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Testimony: Support Drug Price Transparency in Colorado

Increased drug price transparency in Colorado provides the public with information about how rising prescription drug prices impact health care costs, and helps Coloradans plan for these expenses.

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Testimony: Oppose Reduction of Colorado State Income Tax Rate

Public investments play a vital role in building and maintaining infrastructure, educating residents, and reducing the costs of services that help put opportunities for economic mobility within the reach of more families. The drastic cuts in revenue projected under HB18-1203 will make it even more difficult to help families get ahead.

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Testimony: Support Health Care Cost Relief in Colorado

Temporary health care cost relief offers hardworking Coloradans who meet certain criteria the budgetary breathing room to navigate the financial squeeze caused by rising insurance costs and stagnant wages.

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Stop Digging: Colorado Needs Strong Public Investments

We need serious proposals that will ensure economic growth for every Coloradan, not bumper-sticker bills designed to make out-of-state funders happy. Our message to legislators is ‘put down the shovel.’

2018 Legislative Watch List: Colorado Two-Generation Policies

As we seek to make economic mobility for every Coloradan a reality, two-generation policies will be crucial to that mission. Here, we identify the bills being considered during the 2018 legislative session that focus on both children and parents.

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Testimony: Support FAMLI to Give Colorado Workers Paid Leave

Older workers take more leave than younger workers, particularly for self-care. If that leave is unpaid, which is disproportionately the case for workers with lower levels of income and education, it sets them up for economic distress just when they might be prepping for retirement.

Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Really About Work

Medicaid work requirements are designed to misdirect anger and concern about rising health costs toward vulnerable people, hoping you won’t notice that they don't fix the actual problem. 

Guide to Economic Mobility in Colorado

We can raise the economic floor, build a diverse and thriving middle class, and embrace innovation in Colorado, but we need facts and ideas to change our trajectory. This guide provides just that.