Quality, affordable childcare improves education and training opportunities

Editor’s note: This blog posting uses excerpts from testimony prepared by Casey O’Donnell, Research and Policy Analysis Associate at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Casey gave the testimony during the Aug. 17 meeting of the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission Interim Committee regarding the question of whether sufficient childcare is available to […]

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Revised caps policy will help Colorado families

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy has long been concerned about the affordability of healthcare as many middle- and low-income families experience significant hardship when faced with substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses. The increase in the number of high-deductible health insurance plans and the requirement that many health plans impose on their customers to pay […]

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Think outside the box to improve employment for Coloradans with criminal records

Individuals, families and society pay the price when people can’t enter or re-enter the workforce because of the stigma associated with a past criminal history. Maintaining meaningful employment is one of the primary predictors of whether a person leaving the criminal justice system will successfully reintegrate into society or be recycled back into the prison […]

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Legislative Wrap-up: Economic-security issues

When the 2015 Legislative Session convened in January, we didn’t exactly go out on a limb by predicting that any legislation without bipartisan support would not go far in a divided General Assembly. Needless to say, the many bills that passed through one chamber on party-line votes met a quick death when they entered the […]

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Legislative Wrap-up: What happened in health care

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, it didn’t look like there was great deal of health care legislation in the hopper, but there were plenty of important legal advocacy issues (and implementation of policies from previous years) to keep CCLP’s Health Program working overtime. But as the legislative session unfolded, it became apparent […]

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