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Colorado's Looming Eviction & Rental CrisisBy September, nearly 420,000 Coloradans will be at risk of evictions, having accumulated nearly $765 million in rental debt. Unless action is taken, Colorado could experience an eviction and rental crisis larger than the Great Recession.
Colorado Budget COVID 19
Lasting Damage: COVID-19’s Toll on Colorado's Strapped State BudgetThis in-depth blog outlines the economic conditions that are forcing false choices and deep cuts that will lead to lost opportunities for Coloradans, exacerbate and increase inequities, and lead to future costs far greater than those of prevention.
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Federal Funds Are Important: Why Colorado Needs Support Now More Than EverNo state can prepare for an extraordinary event such as this, and that is where the federal government needs to step forward and support states, including Colorado.
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Colorado Recovery HubThe Bell's Recovery Hub is a central location for credible information, ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.
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Actionable Aging Policy AgendaColorado must act now to create the age-friendly policies our state needs. These recommendations offer a meaningful, community-informed path forward.
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Quick Facts: A Fair Tax for ColoradoColorado has a significantly regressive tax structure, where the wealthy pay much less in taxes than low-income Coloradans. See how a proposal for a fair tax could help.
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Colorado's Racial Wealth Gap: Mass Incarceration & the School-to-Prison PipelineMass incarceration is both a product and cause of the racial wealth gap. This brief examines the policies and history that created and continue trends affecting Coloradans of color.
Colorado's Direct Care WorkforceAs Colorado ages, demand for these workers is growing. Counterintuitively, wages remain abysmally low despite the importance of these roles.
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Colorado's Unpaid CaregiversProviding unpaid care for older adults is often hidden work, overlooked by our state, our businesses, and even unpaid caregivers themselves.
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Colorado's Racial Wealth Gap: Homeownership & CreditThe first brief in our racial wealth gap series considers the impact of homeownership and credit on wealth, introducing unique state-level statistics.
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Respite Coverage & Private InsuranceThis brief explores innovative solutions that can increase access to respite and help foster a healthier, more supportive, and robust Colorado.
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Universal Portable Benefits State ScanColorado has already taken some action to develop its own unique universal portable benefits system, but we can, and must, do more. Learning from other states can help.
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Career Ladders for Long-Term Care WorkersLong-term care workers are often underpaid, under trained, and lacking important benefits and career advancement opportunities.
What to Know About Colorado's Caring WorkforceThe people who care for and teach our kids and support the needs of our aging loved ones are as much a part of our economy as those who benefit from these services.
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Our Caring Workforce: Understanding Colorado's Early Childhood Education WorkersHigh-quality early childhood education is crucial and not possible without supporting the educators who provide this care.
Caring for Our Caring Workforce: A Stronger Direct Service WorkforceThere’s increasing acknowledgement we must do more to support our direct care workers. We explore several promising ways to do this.
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Our Caring Workforce: Who Are Colorado's Long-Term Care, Direct Service Workers?The long-term care, direct service workforce is growing rapidly. We look at who these workers are, what they do, and why their work matters.
For-Profit Schools: Bad Actors in Higher EducationFor-profit schools reflect another flaw in the higher education system, thanks to their negative impact on the student debt crisis.
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Despite a Strong Economy, Colorado Wages Barely Outpaced Inflation in 2018CDLE data point to wages that continue to grow slowly, and show average workers aren't benefiting as much as economic numbers might suggest.
The Economic Scale of Student DebtThe impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.
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