TABOR Rebates: Finding Fairness in an Unfair System

How tax revenue that comes in over the revenue cap gets sent to taxpayers and why the current system isn’t working for most Coloradans.

Quality Child Care in Colorado: A Cost Study

This three-part series analyzes the costs of child care in Colorado in order to understand what it takes to have a quality system that works for everyone.

Beneath the Surface: How Orphan Oil Wells Could Overwhelm Colorado’s Budget

A fiscal problem lurks “beneath the surface” in Colorado. Without real reform, Colorado could be on the hook for over $8 billion worth of work to plug current oil and gas wells.

10 Policy Recommendations for a New Year

As 2021 ends, we're renewing our call for the evidence based policies which will create a stronger, thriving state.

The Future of Work: Disruptions & Solutions for Colorado Women

The final installment of the Future of Work and Women series explores policy solutions to ensure women's workforce equity.

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A Smarter Way to Sustain Colorado’s Revenue Needs

The sound rejection of recklessly written tax cut initiatives in Colorado and in Denver should mark the beginning of a smarter conversation about how to fund our communities.

Amendment 78 & Climate Change: A Bad Combination

We cannot let communities affected by natural disasters wait for relief while politicians grandstand. Amendment 78 wants us to do exactly that.

5 Questions & Answers About Denver’s Initiative 304

Initiative 304 would save Denverites some money in sales taxes, but would cost millions of dollars in lost programs and services.

The Bell Policy Center 2021 Ballot Guide

2021 Ballot Guide: Analysis & Recommendations

It's that time again: As you prepare to vote on three statewide measures, be sure to download your own copy of the Bell's 2021 Ballot Guide.

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Q&A with CCDC’s Shannon Secrest: Perspectives on Aging

"I know this sounds strange, but aging in community with a disability is really a new phenomenon."