Beware of falling taxes

Regardless of your credit rating or income, you likely find “free-money” offers inside your mailbox regularly. Perhaps a financial institution with a respectable-sounding name (like “New America Bank”) offers you a no-interest $24,000 cash advance that you could use to buy a new car, fix your house or splurge on a vacation. These get-money-quick schemes […]

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“A home is a home”: A recap of the 2017 IM HOME Conference

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to attend Prosperity Now’s 2017 IM HOME (Innovations in Manufactured Housing) Conference in Providence, R.I. The conference brought together advocates, retailers, lenders, activists, manufacturers, academics, economic developers and others to collaborate on everything and anything related to manufactured-housing issues. Colorado Center on Law and Policy believes that manufactured […]

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Trump’s latest action attacks health care and working Coloradans

Chaos causes sleepless nights, panic and financial ruin, and sometimes – when the issue involves international relations or health care – chaos kills. The decision announced yesterday by President Trump to end funding for cost-sharing reductions will engender chaos, with disastrous outcomes on a personal and market level unless Congress acts quickly. With the decision […]

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Ian Haney López on moving America forward

Many regard America as the land of freedom, opportunity and ethnic and racial diversity. Still, it can’t be denied that overt and systematic racism played and continues to play a major role in the story of our country. “If you want to tell the story of race, start with Native American dispossession,” said Ian Haney […]

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Meet Ed Kahn: Champion of Economic Justice

Despite his contributions to protecting civil rights and advancing the interests of the state’s less-fortunate residents, it’s safe to say that Ed Kahn, Esq., is not a household name in Colorado. Regardless, Ed is well-known and respected within Colorado’s legal community for being the attorney involved in some of the state’s most significant court cases […]

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Here we go again: Graham-Cassidy bill is as bad as previous repeal and replace efforts and it has a chance of passing

Over the summer, congressional leaders tried again and again to eliminate many of the protections and coverage gains resulting from the Affordable Care Act. They took up bills that would have gutted funding for Medicaid coverage and services and modified insurance protections in ways that would have significantly increased the cost of coverage. Older consumers, […]

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Too many Denverites face eviction alone

Amid Colorado’s growing affordable-housing crisis, there are roughly 850 evictions filed with courts every week across the state. According to one news report, there were at least 44,000 evictions filed in Colorado in 2016. Evictions can lead to unnecessary displacement, increased financial insecurity and even transitional or long-term homelessness. Being evicted is often a cause […]

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A Better Budget: Preserve funding civil legal-aid funding

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care, housing and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial […]

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Statement: Trump’s DACA order is cruel and unnecessary

The following statement is by Claire Levy, Executive Director of Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Less than one month ago, Colorado Center on Law and Policy issued a statement decrying the animus behind the violence in Charlottesville. The abdication of moral leadership from President Donald Trump caused CCLP and countless others to condemn in […]

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Sen. Larry Crowder: A stalwart for rural Colorado

Colorado Center on Law and Policy is proud to bestow this year’s Champions of Economic Justice Awards on two people who have had a profound impact on the lives of low-income Coloradans: Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, and Edwin Kahn, Esq. Both of these accomplished individuals will be honored at CCLP’s 4th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast, Oct. 6 from […]

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The Fight for Labor’s Collective Legal Power Continues

On March 15th, 1887, Colorado’s Sixth General Assembly recognized Labor Day as a public holiday, making Colorado the second state in the nation to do so. Labor Day is our nation’s tribute to “the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Although much has been gained over the history […]

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Statement: Bipartisan health plan deserves consideration

This morning, Governors John Hickenlooper, John Kasich and six other Governors  released a plan to stabilize the private insurance market, to reinforce  requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensure that coverage remains robust and affordable, and to provide greater flexibility for state innovation. We recognize that a politically polarized Congress will inevitably struggle […]

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