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Tag Archives: Work and Poverty

DREAM Act backers go door to door to blast Buck, boost Bennet

DREAM Act backers go door to door to blast Buck, boost Bennet

Student DREAM Act backers and immigration reform activists took to the streets over the weekend, knocking on doors to talk Boulder residents into voting for […]...

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October 25, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Jacob Hacker on the expanding income gap

Jacob Hacker on the expanding income gap

Income inequality — the difference between what the rich earn and what everyone else earns — is higher in the United States than in developed countries the world over. Moving against the trend established in the rest of developed societies,...

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September 29, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Mixed-bag Anthem settlement and Obamacare funds put insurers on notice

Mixed-bag Anthem settlement and Obamacare funds put insurers on notice

Although a large portion of the $20 million that health insurance giant Anthem Wellpoint agreed to pay Colorado policyholders will simply funnel back to Anthem, the settlement and the new $1 million that Colorado insurance industry regulators will receive...

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September 28, 2010 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
State, federal health reform expands Medicaid eligibility by 200K in Colorado

State, federal health reform expands Medicaid eligibility by 200K in Colorado

The Colorado Health Institute, the state’s non-partisan non-ideological non-profit source for health care information, is reporting that state and federal laws passed in the last […]...

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September 9, 2010 Blog, Health, Politics
San Francisco study, Michigan news: Immigrants don’t steal jobs; they get exploited

San Francisco study, Michigan news: Immigrants don’t steal jobs; they get exploited

A lot of the heat surrounding immigration policy debate comes from the fear that immigrants take jobs from American citizens, a fear easily exacerbated during […]...

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August 31, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Suthers campaign cash hangs over payday loan hearing

Suthers campaign cash hangs over payday loan hearing

Attorney General John Suthers is not writing the new rules that will govern the payday loan industry in Colorado. That's why he is playing down the $10,000 in campaign donations he has received from the industry, saying the cash...

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August 31, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado lawmakers, left and right, look to lead on immigration reform

Colorado lawmakers, left and right, look to lead on immigration reform

Liberal Boulder Democratic Congressman Jared Polis and a small group of Colorado's most conservative state lawmakers share a focus: They're all pushing immigration policy reform and they all believe that now is the time to act....

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August 19, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Organized online, jobless Americans eye midterm elections

Organized online, jobless Americans eye midterm elections

Sometime this spring, Republicans turned against unemployment. In Nevada, Sharron Angle (R), the candidate facing incumbent Sen. Harry Reid (D), told local reporters, “You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those...

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July 28, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Obama lauds Senate action on unemployment benefits, bashes GOP political gamesmanship

Obama lauds Senate action on unemployment benefits, bashes GOP political gamesmanship

Following the Senate’s reauthorization of an extension to unemployment benefits tonight, President Obama released a statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass […]...

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July 21, 2010 Blog, Politics
Senate passes unemployment benefits extension

Senate passes unemployment benefits extension

Tonight, after waiting 30 hours for a cloture vote, the Senate reauthorized the federal extension of unemployment benefits — moving one step closer to restoring […]...

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July 21, 2010 Blog, Politics

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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