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Modernizing Overtime Rules in Colorado

Only 7.7 percent of Coloradans are automatically eligible for overtime pay today, but a new report says Colorado policymakers don't have to wait on the White House to update overtime.

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Why Coloradans Need Paid Leave & How to Offer it

A robust, universal paid leave insurance program would benefit all of us. Colorado’s changing demographics and the future of work require us to rethink what “insurance” means, and find ways to offer paid family and medical leave to everyone.

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Testimony: Support Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

While pay inequity should first be recognized as a moral issue, it is also an economic issue. Colorado loses more than a combined total of $13 billion every year due to the gender wage gap.

Testimony: End Prior Compensation Information Practices

Policies that focus on a job’s worth, versus an applicant’s salary history, have been implemented by companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Still, a recent survey found only 5 percent of employers say it’s already existing practice not to ask about a candidate's pay history.

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Testimony: Support Local Control of Minimum Wage in Colorado

The hourly wage needed to be self-sufficient for an adult and a preschooler is $26.86 in Boulder County, $17.41 in Mesa County, $20.18 in El Paso County, and $14.80 in Yuma County. Yet the state minimum wage is the same for all. 

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Testimony: Colorado Secure Savings Plan Offers Coloradans Retirement Security

In our 2016 study, we found almost 900,000 Colorado private sector workers in their prime working years are not participating in any type of retirement savings plan at work. The Colorado Secure Savings Plan could change that.

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New Data Shows Colorado Wages Struggle to Keep Pace with Inflation 

On the surface, Colorado wages may seem rosy, but a closer look at the numbers shows there’s a lot more work to do. 

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Testimony: Oppose Colorado Medicaid Work Requirements

A work requirement is unlikely to spur large numbers of additional non-disabled adults to get a job, but it will lead to tens of thousands of people losing coverage.

A Look Past the Cliff: Understanding Colorado’s Cliff Effect Pilot Program

To better understand how the Colorado Cliff Effect Pilot Program helps families achieve economic mobility, the Bell Policy Center conducted a study examining advantages and areas for improvement.

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We Need to Talk About Retirement in Colorado

Whether you're just starting out or getting closer to the end of your career, saving for retirement must be a priority for all Coloradans.

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