Colorado Budget COVID 19

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.

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Federal Funds Are Important: Why Colorado Needs Support Now More Than Ever

No state can prepare for an extraordinary event such as this, and that is where the federal government needs to step forward and support states, including Colorado.

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Colorado Recovery Hub

The Bell's Recovery Hub is a central location for credible information, ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.

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Quick Facts: A Fair Tax for Colorado

Colorado has a significantly regressive tax structure, where the wealthy pay much less in taxes than low-income Coloradans. See how a proposal for a fair tax could help.

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Progressive Income Tax: How It Works

As conversations about taxing upper-income individuals heat up across the country, many people are surprised to learn a progressive income tax system isn’t even an option in Colorado.

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Has the Colorado State Budget Grown?

As Colorado continues to have conversations about growth in the state budget (or lack thereof), the Bell is breaking down some of the key principles and approaches to measuring growth.

November 2019 Ballot Guide

It’s that time again: This November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make. The Bell's recommendations and analysis are here to help.

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How Does Colorado’s Budget Work?

Colorado’s budget isn’t just a number. There are multiple factors to consider. Get your crash course here.

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What is Debrucing?

Debrucing allows governments to retain all of the revenue it collects and put it toward important services and programs Coloradans rely on.

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What Are Enterprise Funds?

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term "enterprise fund," you’ve probably encountered these state-created businesses more than you imagine.