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Colorado Voters
2020 Ballot Guide: Analysis & RecommendationsWith 11 statewide measures on Colorado's ballot this year, the Bell Policy Center's 2020 Ballot Guide provides expert analysis and in-depth recommendations for voters.
Actionable Agenda for the Future of Work & LearningWhen implemented, these changes can lead to better outcomes for Coloradans who have been historically disadvantaged, while also helping build a workforce that is better prepared, more resilient, and more responsive to future needs.
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Race, Taxes, & Colorado's Regressive Tax CodesThrough new analysis, we hope to use further data to examine how Colorado can develop a fair tax code that provides adequate funding for public investment as well as ensures tax codes are designed in an equitable manner.
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What We Know About Unemployment in ColoradoBy examining unemployment insurance claims data, we see COVID's outsized impact on Colorado women, older and younger workers, and those from communities of color.
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Caregiving & COVID-19In a new brief, we examine several of the more prominent, observable, and immediate challenges faced by Colorado caregivers as a result of COVID- 19.
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2020 Caregiving RecommendationsA three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.
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Caregiving in Colorado: An Overview of the Bell's Recent WorkSince the release of the Respite Care Task Force's recommendations in 2016, the Bell has assisted on efforts to implement these changes and raise awareness about the growing need to support caregivers.
Colorado's Racial Wealth Gap: Wages & LaborThe final brief in the Bell’s current racial wealth gap series examines the reality of wages and occupations by race in Colorado and how the history of American labor relations has shaped this reality.
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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & BeyondProactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.
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.
Banking Services
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.
TABOR
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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