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Who gets the tax breaks in the 2023 Colorado Legislature?

Colorado is in a very odd situation.  Our legislators can’t raise taxes due to TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights). Those are decisions left to voters, who often favor only the taxes they themselves do not pay. On the other hand, both the voters and legislators can cut...

Unwinding Continuous Coverage

Since March 2020, Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP+) have been able to maintain their health coverage. This policy has meant fewer gaps in care, less paperwork, and more peace of mind. States kept people enrolled in exchange for the...

2023 Legislative Preview Event Recap

Colorado’s Legislative Session came early this year, and CCLP was ready for it! Right on the heels of the holidays CCLP hosted our 2023 Legislative Preview on January 4th. CCLP staff presented some of our legislative priorities for the antipoverty movement.   Interim...

Grantee Highlight – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation

by | Jun 1, 2016

With support from Mile High Connects, the Urban Cooperative Development Program of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Foundation has embarked on a feasibility study to explore development of a cooperative childcare center in the Denver Metro area. This childcare center would operate as a worker-owned business with the goals of creating living-wage jobs for childcare workers and providing high quality, affordable care for low-income families.  Another goal would be to connect the childcare center to transit lines, increasing accessibility for working families. Phase one of the feasibility study has been completed with the help of Qualistar Colorado and this summer our co-op development team will visit the nationally renowned Childspace Day Care Centers in Philadelphia to learn how their cooperative model works and bring back best practices to Denver. Future steps will include outreach to local community leaders in Metro Denver to determine the best location for such a center. We anticipate that once this model is established, it can be replicated in additional neighborhoods.

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Recent articles

Who gets the tax breaks in the 2023 Colorado Legislature?

Colorado is in a very odd situation.  Our legislators can’t raise taxes due to TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights). Those are decisions left to voters, who often favor only the taxes they themselves do not pay. On the other hand, both the voters and legislators can cut...

Unwinding Continuous Coverage

Since March 2020, Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP+) have been able to maintain their health coverage. This policy has meant fewer gaps in care, less paperwork, and more peace of mind. States kept people enrolled in exchange for the...

2023 Legislative Preview Event Recap

Colorado’s Legislative Session came early this year, and CCLP was ready for it! Right on the heels of the holidays CCLP hosted our 2023 Legislative Preview on January 4th. CCLP staff presented some of our legislative priorities for the antipoverty movement.   Interim...