minimum wage

Testimony: Oppose HB18-1106 Allowing Employers to Negotiate Lower Minimum Wage

Many of the workers affected by the minimum wage have limited power to bargain for higher wages. Without it, they could find themselves at the mercy of much more powerful employers with deeper pockets.

colorado's economy

Colorado’s Economy: Strong Yet Uneven

While Colorado's economy may be strong, uneven growth throughout the state, an uptick in low-wage jobs and industries, and continued wealth and income inequality mean not everyone is benefitting.

Colorado work policies

Colorado Work Policies: Adapting How We Work

From how we pay workers to how we support them, Colorado work policies need to evolve so Coloradans can advance economically. Here our recommendations on how to do that.

Colorado's demographics

Colorado’s Demographics: An Older, More Diverse State

Because Colorado's demographics affect so much of how our state operates, it’s imperative to recognize how these elements play into the vision of economic opportunity.

Infographic: Millennials, Money, & Debt

Millennials are living paycheck to paycheck, making saving and paying down debt not an easy task.

Reform of Overtime Rules Blocked

This means fewer salary workers will be paid overtime for the work they do beyond 40 hours per week, making it harder for lower- and moderate-income workers to get ahead.

Robots: Where They Are & What To Know

A recent Denver Post article points to the role robots play in Colorado and poses an important question as we move toward an age of automation: Will robots replace us?

Will Self-Driving Cars Kill Colorado Jobs?

As more automated vehicles hit the road, what does this mean for those who drive for a living? 

income tax credit for child care, child care tax credit

When Employer Solutions Are Lacking, Invest in Paid Leave

Public investment in paid leave would yield big dividends for employees and employers. Colorado should continue to forge a path toward the future of work. 

2017 Opportunity Handbook

In an effort to inform effort to expand opportunity in Colorado, we have compiled a report focusing on some of the important levers to economic mobility.

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