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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

Impact of undocumented Coloradans is documented in two new studies

Two studies released today indicate that 180,000 undocumented immigrants live in Colorado. They pay a combined $167.5 million in taxes each year and cost the state a combined $166.6 million in services according to a study by The Bell Policy...

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April 22, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics

Payday loan fee increase moves out of committee

Expressing concerns that loan sharks may become the new lenders for the poor, and saying they fear the loss of further jobs in a down economy, legislators Tuesday passed a bill to allow deferred deposit loan corporations to retain up-front...

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March 30, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

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In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices by counties

Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting a proposed new law that would phase out the required publication of county public notices. Proponents of the proposed law, […]

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