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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.
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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.
aging in colorado
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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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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The Future of Work: Alternative Work Arrangements in ColoradoThis new report maps the landscape of alternative work arrangements in Colorado. Its findings highlight the prominence of the alternative workforce and the importance of protecting these workers in future policy.
unpaid caregiving
Colorado's Unpaid CaregiversProviding unpaid care for older adults is often hidden work, overlooked by our state, our businesses, and even unpaid caregivers themselves.
The Future of Work: Education & Workforce Gaps Affecting Colorado WomenWomen make up the majority of postsecondary students and degree earners, but many still find themselves funneled into careers with low pay and little opportunity for advancement.
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Older Adults in Colorado's WorkforceIn a new brief, we explore the importance of older adults in the workforce and opportunities to bolster this part of Colorado's economy.
colorado retirement crisis
Colorado's Retirement Crisis: Updated Data & AnalysisNearly one million Colorado private sector employees in their prime working years don’t participate in a workplace retirement plan. Learn more with our latest data and analysis.
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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.
universal portable benefits state scan
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.
long-term care workers colorado
Career Ladders for Long-Term Care WorkersLong-term care workers are often underpaid, under trained, and lacking important benefits and career advancement opportunities.
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What Are Universal Portable Benefits?It’s no longer a given workers will have access to the essential building blocks of economic mobility like quality health insurance, retirement savings options, or paid family and medical leave.
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.
Gov. Polis signs Secure Savings
With Gov. Polis' Signature, Saving for Retirement Just Got EasierThe Bell applauds the work of the legislature and state treasurer for taking this critical step toward finding a solution to Colorado’s retirement crisis.
Caring for Our Caring Workforce: Strengthening Colorado's ECE WorkforceWhat's being done and what can be done to strengthen Colorado's early childhood care and education workforce?
early childhood education workforce
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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