Statement on the violence in Charlottesville

The following is a statement from Claire Levy, Executive Director of Colorado Center on Law and Policy:  The motivating animus behind the ugly display of violence in Charlottesville on Saturday was plain. It was an assertion of White supremacy and a claim that the identity of the United States of America belongs to people of […]

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STATEMENT: Health overhaul will hurt Coloradans

Today, the U.S. Senate released their previously “secret” version of the American Health Care Act. Senate Republicans worked on this version behind closed doors with no input from health care consumers, experts, providers or insurers. Despite assurances from Senate leadership and President Trump to the contrary, the Senate version actually is “meaner” than the House […]

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Trump’s budget makes ‘the unkindest cuts’

The one-two punch of President Trump’s proposed budget and the House-approved American Health Care Act send a clear message that the Trump administration and members of Congress care more about moneyed interests than the health and well-being of Americans. Although the budget is identified with the Trump administration, it should be understood as the culmination […]

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Statement on executive orders

Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s mission is advancing the health, well-being and economic security of low-income Coloradans through research, education, advocacy and litigation. Our work rests on the fundamental assumption that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government adhere to norms that foster a civil society and the rule of law, and that […]

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Daring to imagine a poverty-free Colorado

Imagine if every Coloradan, regardless of race, ethnicity or where they live, had the resources to afford housing, food, clothing, health care and other essentials — while building financial security for the future. Imagine if quality, affordable health care were available throughout the state, so all Coloradans could receive the care they need and didn’t […]

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Statement on the 2016 election results

Claire Levy, Executive Director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, issued the following statement about the 2016 election results: The 2016 election generated both good news and bad news for the low-income families who the Colorado Center on Law and Policy serves. First, the good news: We are delighted and thankful that Colorado […]

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Amendment 71 ‘raises the bar’ too high

Policymakers and political observers have long complained that Colorado’s constitution is full of arcane and seemingly random amendments – a few of which have caused some serious fiscal problems for the state. The most vexing amendment of the sprawling document is the so-called Taxpayers Bill of Rights (or TABOR), which has forced perennial spending cuts […]

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Mayor Attacks Poverty

Economic forces have made it increasingly difficult for many families to reside in Colorado’s largest city, so CCLP is encouraged that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock detailed policies that could forge pathways from poverty in his recent State of the City address. Hancock’s speech in front of hundreds of people on Monday focused on affordable housing, homelessness […]

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Let’s build an economy that works for everyone

What should an economic recovery look like in Colorado? Is it a period of prosperity during which everyone in the state has a chance to work, build their economic security and provide for their families’ needs? Or is it a time when peoples’ wages stagnate, Coloradans struggle to make ends meet and only those in […]

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The war on poverty

Guest opinion by Claire Levy published in the Boulder Daily Camera Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in his first State of the Union address. The country was still mourning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Johnson needed to heal the country in his first major address […]

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Cutting Poverty in Half in Ten Years

CCLP attends & gives supporting presentation at War on Poverty 50th anniversary planning event. Erik Stegman, Manager of the Half in Ten campaign, led a workshop on the campaign covering: – What the new numbers tell us about poverty in America and Colorado – New findings and resources from this year’s Half in Ten annual […]

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