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Tax Credits for Working FamiliesTargeted tax credits are important parts of supporting working families. Here are is some information about two of the biggest ones.
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Tax Contributions of Undocumented ImmigrantsIf 10% of undocumented immigrants left Colorado, the state would lose $23.8 million in federal taxes and $12.4 million in state and local taxes.
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New Report: Economic Mobility for Colorado's Low-Income FamiliesA new report shows how intentional state spending can work to better support Coloradans' economic mobility and move families into the middle class.
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Key Budget Takeaways for this SessionAn analysis on how the Joint Budget Committee balanced the budget during the 2020 session and how that impacted Coloradans and key programs and services.
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The Future of Work: COVID-19's Impact on WomenIn our new brief, we build on previous research and examine many of the ways women have fared over the course of the pandemic.
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.
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COVID-19’s Impact on Colorado's Budget: Important TakeawaysAfter reviewing Colorado's economic forecast, here are five key takeaways from COVID-19's impact on the state budget.
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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.
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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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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6 Things to Know When Talking About Colorado TaxesIf you're trying to understand the issues underlying tax policy in Colorado, keep these six basics in mind.
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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.
The Racial Wealth Gap: A PrimerDespite some progress on racial equality since the 1950s, America's economy lags behind. Has our country really grown more inclusive and equitable?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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