Insights Archive

Insights Archive

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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.
Colorado Needs Federal COVID ReliefMany of the previous provisions of federal COVID relief have expired leading to dire economic straits for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. Without a new relief package, Coloradans will suffer.
Student Debt Legislation in Colorado
Missing from Fiscal Reform & the Ballot: Tax FairnessFor the Bell Policy Center, our commitment to tax fairness isn’t just a political innovation -- it's a recognition of the degrading effects economic stratification and inequality have had on our communities.
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Emergency Protections: Debt Collection in the COVID-19 CrisisColorado passed emergency debt collection protections in June. Know your rights and the next steps for protecting Colorado consumers.
better days are coming, hang in there (Colorado's bumpy road to recovery)
Colorado’s Bumpy Road to RecoveryColorado still has a long way to go in employment and worker safety, public fiscal strength, health, consumer protection and financial empowerment, housing, and business recovery.
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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.
SB20-207: Needed Changes to Unemployment Insurance for Colorado’s RecoveryColorado can not afford to further damage our economy by putting workers at risk, risking long-term insolvency to our Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, and burdening businesses in the short term.
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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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From Our President: The Bell & RaceAs an organization, we have some work to do and questions to ask ourselves when it comes to bringing urgency and greater community engagement to our equity work.
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.
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40 Colorado Organizations Call for Federal Relief LegislationWith a budget shortfall of $3.3 billion and limited federal funds, working families will bear the brunt of Colorado’s economic crisis, the open letter warns.
Colorado budget cuts
Budget Cuts You Might Have MissedMany of the programs up for reduction are relatively small, but their collective impact is anything but. They fund essential functions, patch and expand a network of preventative services, and are tailored to the needs of communities across the state.
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New Priorities for a New NormalAs we get ready for the resumption of Colorado's legislative session, the Bell Policy Center has reorganized its public policy priorities for the challenges of a new normal.
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