Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Really About Work

Medicaid work requirements are designed to misdirect anger and concern about rising health costs toward vulnerable people, hoping you won’t notice that they don't fix the actual problem. 

Two-Generation Strategies Stand Out in Governor’s State of the State

Governor Hickenlooper said, “We lifted families out of poverty with a focus on two-generation solutions," emphasizing the impact of two-generation strategies on economic mobility.

Guide to Economic Mobility in Colorado

We can raise the economic floor, build a diverse and thriving middle class, and embrace innovation in Colorado, but we need facts and ideas to change our trajectory. This guide provides just that.

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The Bell Brings Colorado Communities Together

In this guest contribution, one Colorado resident shares how the Bell Policy Center helped her discuss goals for her community with those she may not have worked with otherwise.

Tax Bill

Tax Bill Mismatched to Our Economic Needs

Will Colorado stick with the same ideology that spawned the GOP tax plan, or will we finally decide to pursue progressive tax policies that ensure economic mobility for every Coloradan?

PROSPER

A Deadly Combo: GOP Tax Plan Meets PROSPER

More than ever, Coloradans need their elected officials to act responsibly, rather than gambling hard-working students’ opportunity to earn a good life.

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If Oregon Can Help Workers Save for Retirement, So Can Colorado

As Oregon leads the way, Colorado should take note: Our state's retirement crisis is a problem we can solve if we work together to find solutions.

Taxman Podcast

About That “Taxman” Podcast…

"The Taxman" podcast by CPR is a Rorschach test: For those who know about TABOR’s perils, it affirms their opposition, and to those who support it, the piece serves to strengthen their view of anti-tax activists.  

TABOR

Key 2018 Colorado Budget Takeaways

Colorado’s growth will only translate into inclusive prosperity for all Coloradans when we are able to beat back the voices insisting we do more with less.  

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Coalition Event Spotlights Predatory Student Loan Servicers

The concerns raised during this event are just part of the student debt crisis, but they play a significant role in the financial futures of student borrowers.