Aurora Workers Benefited by Minimum Wage Increase
We estimate the current proposal will benefit 30,000 workers in 2021 and over 68,000 by 2027.
Colorado UI Update: September 10
Examining 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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Race, Taxes, & Colorado's Regressive Tax Codes
Through new analysis, we hope to use further data to examine how Colorado can develop a fair tax code that provides adequate funding for public investment as well as ensures tax codes are designed in an equitable, efficient, and fair manner.
2020 legislative session

Over 50 Organizations Urge Gov. Polis to Oppose Prop 116

Prop 116 is an income tax cut that would flow primarily to the wealthiest Coloradans and be paid for with severe cuts in our state budget. Several organizations across the state urge Gov. Polis to oppose it.

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What We Know About Unemployment in Colorado

By 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 Relief

Many 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 Fairness

For 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 Crisis

Colorado passed emergency debt collection protections in June. Know your rights and the next steps for protecting Colorado consumers.

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