Insights Archive

Insights Archive

colorado women future of work
The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado WomenWith more Colorado women in positions to change and lead state policy, there is a now real chance for issues affecting whole families, not just women, to finally be elevated in ways to address the demands that will soon be compounded by the economy of tomorrow.
proposition 109 college tuition
In a Recession, Prop 109 Leads to Higher College TuitionWhen an inevitable downturn hits and state revenues head south, legislators will have to find funds to balance Colorado's budget. They'll likely turn to a familiar source — college students and their families.
aging adults & grandchildren
Aging: What Nobody's Talking About This ElectionThe outcome of November's election will shape how our state and local communities support our older adults and all those who both care for and rely upon them for many years to come.
Colorado Voters
7 Things Colorado Voters Should Know This YearColorado voters have some big decisions to make, but don't worry! Keep these seven things in mind as you're filling out your 2018 ballot.
colorado older adults
Colorado's Commitment to Older AdultsA new state-supported initiative offers an important tool to spur local innovation and mobilize resources to create livable communities for Coloradans of all ages.
Fix Our Damn Roads is a dead end
‘Fix Our Damn Roads’ Will Crush Our Damn Budget No matter how clever its name may be, "Fix Our Damn Roads" only threatens to blow up our economic position and put our state in a fiscal hole. 
Biden Challenge
The Bell Presents at the Biden ChallengeWhen opening the conference, Vice President Biden said, “We urgently need to address the lack of growth in the middle class.”
Nope Amendment 74 Colorado
Amendment 74 is Wrong for ColoradoVoting no on Amendment 74 is the only logical response given the evidence in front of us.
Colorado 2018 Ballot Guide, American Flag
2018 Colorado Ballot Guide: #VoteSmart With Bell Analysis & RecommendationsThis November, Coloradans have some big decisions to make and the ballot will be extensive; that's why we're proud to share a comprehensive guide covering each statewide question voters will see on Election Day.
Growth in Golden Year CaregivingRecent research shows adult children are most likely to provide care for aging parents when they themselves are in their golden years.
colorado workers
3 Ways to Boost Pay for Colorado WorkersColorado workers would benefit from these three actions to raise pay. Will policymakers act?
2Gen family drawing
New 2Gen Program Makes Colorado a National LeaderWhat if more communities could help Colorado families holistically, instead of relying on siloed systems that support only one sliver of their needs at a time? Gov. Hickenlooper’s newly launched two-generation program, 2GO, is encouraging local innovation to do just that.
Smart Policy Can Make Long-Term Care More Accessible for Older AdultsMaine’s effort draws attention to the growing discrepancy between the needs of and resources for older adults. As Colorado experiences its own demographic changes, we must face this challenge head on.
The Irony of Middle Class Wages in ColoradoColoradans in low-wage jobs are seeing pay bumps, but not enough to live a middle class lifestyle. For folks in jobs paying middle class wages, their wage gains aren't keeping up with costs.
higher education
Higher Education & Lower Public InvestmentsAs pointed out in our Guide to Economic Mobility, the share of costs at Colorado’s public colleges and universities paid by students and families has doubled since 2000.
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