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Who Are Colorado's Essential Workers?Who are Colorado's frontline workers who continue to support our communities during this critical time? Learn more with new analysis from the Bell.
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Q&A with Katalina Garcia, Future of Work Advisory Council Member"It feels like I’m part of something bigger and it feels good to be able to give perspective that I don’t know would be there if I wasn’t a part of it."
Direct Care Workers In the Time of COVID-19The current COVID-19 outbreak is spotlighting both the value of our direct care workforce and long-standing failings in how we support these workers.
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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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Why Colorado Must Act on UnemploymentThe COVID-19 pandemic has already begun to create an economic shock that is rippling across our state. EPI estimates by the summer over 97,000 jobs will be lost across Colorado.
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Mid-Session Legislative Update: Retirement, Health Care, Paid Family & Medical LeaveThe Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 2 of our mid-session series to learn about what is happening with retirement, health care, and paid family and medical leave.
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Mid-Session Legislative Update: Fiscal Policy, Taxes, & the BudgetThe Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 1 of our mid-session series to learn about what is happening on fiscal, tax, and budget issues.
Mid-Session Legislative Update: Education & EquityThe Colorado legislature is approaching the midpoint of the 2020 session. Take a look at Part 3 of our mid-session series to learn more about legislation regarding early childhood and postsecondary education.
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BankOn Model: Improving Access to Safe & Affordable BankingBankOn is founded on the belief that banking is an essential service, but high and unexpected fees makes mainstream banking too expensive for many people.
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Racial Justice at the Bell: A ReflectionThe Bell is working to integrate a racial justice lens into our work and our internal operations. Here's how we're doing.
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Why Access to Credit & Safe Banking MattersColorado has a two-tiered financial system. It is rooted In, and continues to reinforce, barriers to building wealth for low- and middle-income families.
Supporting Early Child Care Educators Through HB20-1053HB20-1053 offers one strong step forward in addressing the recruitment and retention of early childhood education educators.
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Secure Savings: How the Racial Wealth Gap Manifests for Older ColoradansWhile Secure Savings alone will not close Colorado’s racial wealth gap, it will go a long way toward building assets and security for all Coloradans — particularly Coloradans of color — in retirement.
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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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What Just Happened? We Can't "Just Prioritize"What do two new bills in the Colorado's state Senate say about our state's future funding choices? Nothing and everything.
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