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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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5 Economic Trends to Watch in 2019

Projections may show Colorado's set to grow in 2019, yet several challenges are still ahead. The risk of a recession is low, but if the forecasts are wrong, they're likely to be too optimistic.

Lessons on Aging from Margaritaville

What can Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville teach us about aging? Turns out a lot.

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Focusing on Colorado’s Future: What Our New Leaders Must Do

Winning an election is only the beginning. Now is the time to get things done to help Coloradans thrive. Here are a few places to start.

Colorado Fab Five

The Colorado Fab Five Won on Progressive Platforms, Not Wedding Plans

Colorado’s success depends on embracing the incredible potential of women like the Fab Five and the issues they fight for, not their wedding plans.

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On Its 40th Birthday, the 401(k) Shows Its Age

While the 401(k) gave employees greater control over their retirement funds, it also shifted more of the burden and risk to them. It's time to adapt the model for a modern workforce.

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Recommendations for State Policies to Help Students Succeed

Systemic racism has contributed to the racial wealth gap in our country, which has significantly impacted the educational and financial challenges faced by many non-white students and households.

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