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Tag Archives: Bell Policy Center

In an effort to protect borrowers, ballot initiative to cap “payday loans” clears legal hurdle

Demetrius Johnson had no savings, no job and nowhere else to go. So he went to a Speedy Cash in southeast Denver to get a […]...

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May 15, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

A 2018 legislative session marked by financial challenges amid revenue surplus, sexual harassment scandals

It was a sprint finish to the 2018 legislative session; as lawmakers on the House floor played jeopardy and tossed yo-yos, others were pacing between […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

Lawmakers seek to give renters more rights when applying for an apartment

Renters looking for a more affordable place to live are spending hundreds of dollars applying for apartments, prompting Democratic lawmakers to set limits on how […]...

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February 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In

BEYOND THE BOOM: An economic mobility panel discussion with Tina Griego

On Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., the Bell Policy Center presents “Beyond the Boom: Telling the story of economic mobility in Colorado.” Despite a […]...

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January 30, 2018 Just In, The Mix

CO lawmakers want to give consumers more protection against “zombie-debt” collectors

A bipartisan group of legislators is backing a bill to give Colorado consumers more protection from unsavory debt collection tactics. The bill would extend for […]...

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March 27, 2017 Just In, Uncategorized

Veterans feel ripped off by Colorado for-profit college

Mark Glogouski has a bad heart. He relies on a pacemaker and defibrillator to keep it pumping. His doctors have repeatedly told him to avoid […]...

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January 26, 2017 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

New study: Nondiscrimination laws don’t hurt small businesses

Republican lawmakers have been arguing that nondiscrimination protections hurt small businesses.  The Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee wrangled with the issue this winter when Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) […]...

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August 12, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized
Report: Ryan budget would cost Colorado billions in healthcare cuts

Report: Ryan budget would cost Colorado billions in healthcare cuts

A report issued Tuesday by healthcare advocacy group Families USA illustrates how the Ryan budget, passed recently in the U.S. House on a mostly partisan vote, could cost Colorado up to $36 billion over the next decade....

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April 12, 2012 Center Well, Health, Politics
VIDEO: How to fix the Colorado budget? Talk about it

VIDEO: How to fix the Colorado budget? Talk about it

Now that this year's legislative session is safely behind us, maybe it's time to talk about the state budget. That, anyway, seems to be the premise behind a video released today by the Bell Policy Center and ProgressNow Colorado....

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June 1, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
Bill to increase cost of payday loans dies in committee

Bill to increase cost of payday loans dies in committee

A bill to increase fees on payday loans died Thursday, leaving consumer advocates happy and payday lenders less so....

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May 6, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

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How to save the Denver Post— Part II: This Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

News junkies in Colorado are embroiled in a fierce debate over how best to save The Denver Post from its vampiric owners – the hedge […]

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […]

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