Tools show how policy could soften the “cliff effect” for low-income kids

More than one-third of Colorado children live in low-income families – threatening their health, education and chances of succeeding later in life. While Colorado has safety nets in place, many families could lose important benefits such as SNAP or the Child Care Assistance Program when there’s a marginal change in their earnings. Losing such supports […]

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Retroactive testimony: A case against the ‘consumer credit bill’

Editor’s note: House Bill 1390, breezed through the Colorado Legislature shortly after it was introduced in the final days of the 2015 session. If signed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the legislation would make it more expensive for Coloradans with mediocre credit to borrow money. Because advocacy groups like the Colorado Center on Law and […]

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The ACA is a Game Changer for Criminal Justice Populations

Criminal justice populations have substantially higher rates of medical, mental health and addiction problems compared to the general population. For example, prevalence of Hepatitis C is nine to 10 times higher in the inmate population compared to the general population; prevalence of active tuberculosis is four times higher; HIV infection is eight to nine times […]

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