income tax credit for child care, child care tax credit

When Employer Solutions Are Lacking, Invest in Paid Leave

Public investment in paid leave would yield big dividends for employees and employers. Colorado should continue to forge a path toward the future of work. 

Future of Work: The Evolution of Education & Training

America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce, but can it?

Colorado’s Fiscal Time Bomb

Barring some change at the ballot box, we won’t help more parents afford child care or better schools or more accessible college and postsecondary programs. We’ll continue to scratch our heads at why we don’t have nicer services and infrastructure. Our state will continue to spend too little to help working families succeed.

exchange death spirals

Reports of Exchange Death Spirals Greatly Exaggerated

They have not always functioned smoothly, but there are signs they are currently stable. They have also been instrumental in helping many people get affordable health insurance.

Low Fees Essential to Secure Savings Success

The fees that would be charged on the Secure Savings Plan are much lower than what small employers with low-wage workers currently pay in the market place. These are the very employers least likely to offer workplace retirement savings plans in Colorado.

Ready for Retirement & Still Grappling with Student Loan Debt

A growing number of retirement-age Americans are defaulting on student loans and many are falling into poverty as a result.

The Trump Budget: 15 Threats to Opportunity in Colorado

Trump’s proposed budget takes direct aim at many of the investments that help moderate- to low-income Coloradans get ahead and stay ahead economically.

Opportunity Squandered

While we welcome highly educated entrepreneurs to our state, we are failing our own children and middle class workers who struggle every day to get by.

For-Profit College Students: Low Completion, High Student Debt

Poor outcomes at for-profit schools are hitting low-income students and ethnic and racial minorities the hardest.

High-Risk Pools: What To Know

This year on Groundhog Day, I’m contemplating a health policy idea that ought to go back into hiding: high-risk pools.

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