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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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Age Discrimination in ColoradoWhile a base set of age discrimination laws exist, they have proven woefully inadequate. We can strengthen these protections for older workers in Colorado.
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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.
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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.
Colorado UI Update: September 10Examining UI claims helps us see COVID's specific impacts across demographics, allowing us to build the tailored economic response we need for a strong recovery.
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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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Creating Stackable Credential ProgramsThis study outlines steps taken in the financial services stackable credentials program, but the lessons learned are transferable across a number of industries. The work here helps Colorado build a more equitable workforce and future.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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