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SB19-173 Studies: At Least $155 ROI For Every $1 Spent

Despite some sticker shock, the cost of the studies actually pales in comparison to the $155 million or more in potential savings if proposed plans successfully increase retirement savings.

By the Numbers: Colorado Workers in Low-Wage Jobs

New Bell analysis shows which Coloradans stand to benefit from changes to local minimum wages. Read our findings now.

What’s the Real Story on FAMLI?

We’ve heard lots of reasons why SB19-188 won't work, but the facts show why this is best way to provide paid leave in Colorado.

Paid Family & Medical Leave In Action

FAMLI and similar programs throughout the country tell us much about what paid family and medical leave will look like in Colorado.

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Trump’s Overtime Proposal Won’t Help Many People

The Trump administration's proposal for raising the salary threshold to receive overtime pay doesn't go far enough and won't help enough Coloradans.

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The Shared Responsibility of Paid Leave

Shared responsibility used to be the social contract between employee and employer — pensions, raises, and other benefits were the norm — but that contract has eroded.

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Make No Mistake — State Higher Ed Funding is Down

Many Americans are unaware of large-scale government funding cuts to higher education systems.

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A New Way to Fund Long-Term Care

Long-term care is expensive, and only growing costlier. Across the country, states are exploring new ways to make it more affordable.

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Tax Credits: The Wrong Approach for Paid Leave

A survey from Ernst and Young shows fewer than 40 percent of employers would offer paid leave if tax credits were put in place

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Colorado Tax Policy: Is This the Year We Get it Right?

Like a stunned Bill Murray marooned in Punxsutawney, Colorado wakes up each year condemned to solve an elusive financial puzzle.

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