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Mayor Hancock Launches Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to Fight Predatory Economy

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the Denver Office of Financial Empowerment will launch the city's first Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to protect Coloradans from the predatory economy.

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Stop Digging: Colorado Needs Strong Public Investments

We need serious proposals that will ensure economic growth for every Coloradan, not bumper-sticker bills designed to make out-of-state funders happy. Our message to legislators is ‘put down the shovel.’

Highlights From Beyond the Boom: Telling the Story of Economic Mobility in Colorado

Although headlines continually boast Colorado's preeminent position as a top state economy, our Guide to Economic Mobility shows there is more to the story. To explore this further, we hosted a panel discussion with local journalists to go beyond the boom.

2018 Legislative Watch List: Colorado Two-Generation Policies

As we seek to make economic mobility for every Coloradan a reality, two-generation policies will be crucial to that mission. Here, we identify the bills being considered during the 2018 legislative session that focus on both children and parents.

Forget “Middle Class” — $63,000 for a Denver Family to Just Subsist

In 2018, we will more deeply analyze how we rebuild a diverse and thriving middle class. In a recent Denver Post op-ed, Bell President Scott Wasserman discusses why we think this is such an important mission.

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.

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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?