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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.

Colorado Needs Federal COVID Relief

Many of the previous provisions of federal COVID relief have expired leading to dire economic straits for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. Without a new relief package, Coloradans will suffer.

Student Debt Legislation in Colorado

Missing from Fiscal Reform & the Ballot: Tax Fairness

For the Bell Policy Center, our commitment to tax fairness isn’t just a political innovation -- it's a recognition of the degrading effects economic stratification and inequality have had on our communities.

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Emergency Protections: Debt Collection in the COVID-19 Crisis

Colorado passed emergency debt collection protections in June. Know your rights and the next steps for protecting Colorado consumers.

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Colorado’s Bumpy Road to Recovery

Colorado still has a long way to go in employment and worker safety, public fiscal strength, health, consumer protection and financial empowerment, housing, and business recovery.

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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.

SB20-207: Needed Changes to Unemployment Insurance for Colorado’s Recovery

Colorado can not afford to further damage our economy by putting workers at risk, risking long-term insolvency to our Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, and burdening businesses in the short term.

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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.

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From Our President: The Bell & Race

As an organization, we have some work to do and questions to ask ourselves when it comes to bringing urgency and greater community engagement to our equity work.