Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

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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.
2019 colorado legislative session, progressive income tax system
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.
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.
2019 colorado legislative session, progressive income tax system
Progressive Income Tax: How It WorksAs conversations about taxing upper-income individuals heat up across the country, many people are surprised to learn a progressive income tax system isn’t even an option in Colorado.
colorado state budget growth
Has the Colorado State Budget Grown?As Colorado continues to have conversations about growth in the state budget (or lack thereof), the Bell is breaking down some of the key principles and approaches to measuring growth.
November 2019 Ballot GuideIt’s that time again: This November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make. The Bell's recommendations and analysis are here to help.
Colorado budget
How Does Colorado's Budget Work?Colorado’s budget isn’t just a number. There are multiple factors to consider. Get your crash course here.
What is debrucing?
What is Debrucing?Debrucing allows governments to retain all of the revenue it collects and put it toward important services and programs Coloradans rely on.
enterprise funds colorado
What Are Enterprise Funds?Even if you aren’t familiar with the term "enterprise fund," you’ve probably encountered these state-created businesses more than you imagine.
What Are Vendor Fees?Due to a high percentage and no cap, businesses in Colorado keep more money from vendor fees than all but a few other states. What does this mean for you?
colorado women future of work
The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado WomenColorado's economy depends on working women, yet Colorado women cannot depend on our current workplace policies, regulations, politics, and societal norms.
Colorado Fiscal Policy Briefed by the Bell
Briefed by the Bell — Colorado Fiscal PolicySoon, Colorado will hit TABOR revenue caps. What does this mean for Colorado fiscal policy and what will ensure all Coloradans benefit?
Colorado Middle Class Families
Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost PressuresA new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.
What Happened to Colorado's Middle Class?Research done for the Bell Policy Center shows "traditional success is unobtainable for families earning the median income, regardless of county, age of children, or year studied." 
colorado state income tax rate
Testimony: Oppose Reduction of Colorado State Income Tax RatePublic investments play a vital role in building and maintaining infrastructure, educating residents, and reducing the costs of services that help put opportunities for economic mobility within the reach of more families. The drastic cuts in revenue projected under HB18-1203 will make it even more difficult to help families get ahead.
stop digging, public investments
Stop Digging: Colorado Needs Strong Public InvestmentsWe 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.’
colorado's economy
Colorado's Economy: Strong Yet UnevenWhile Colorado's economy may be strong, uneven growth throughout the state, an uptick in low-wage jobs and industries, and continued wealth and income inequality mean not everyone is benefitting.
Guide to Economic Mobility in ColoradoWe 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.
colorado public investments
On The Chopping Block: Colorado Public InvestmentsToday, the share of Colorado’s economy invested in public services aimed at expanding opportunity is a smaller portion than at almost any time in the past 40 years.
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