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In an effort to protect borrowers, ballot initiative to cap “payday...

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 2018 legislative session marked by financial challenges amid revenue surplus,...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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.

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.

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.