Publications

Publications
Issue brief: Race equity in Colorado’s talent pipeline

Issue brief: Race equity in Colorado’s talent pipeline

Each year, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Development Council release a Talent Pipeline Report that identifies areas of opportunity and demand in Colorado’s labor market and highlights outcomes of certain statewide workforce development programs. This issue brief breaks down the key takeaways and stand-out statistics from this year's report.
Barriers, Errors & Due Process Denied: A Review of Colorado’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Administrative Hearing Process

Barriers, Errors & Due Process Denied: A Review of Colorado’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Administrative Hearing Process

From October 2020 to February 2022, Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) conducted research on SNAP disputes and the processes and outcomes of the administrative hearing process in Colorado. CCLP staff combed through over two thousand pages of 2019 hearing decisions, analyzed state and federal data, and heard directly from Coloradans who experienced challenges with their SNAP benefits and the administrative hearing process firsthand. CCLP found that many SNAP beneficiaries encounter problems but do not successfully access hearings, and when they do, lose their hearings at rates that are much higher than national averages. Beneficiaries reported difficulty navigating the appeal process, a finding that was unsurprising given the technical and dense information provided to beneficiaries in notices and on websites. Vanishingly few beneficiaries have legal representation, and some who had limited English proficiency appeared without the benefit of trained interpreters.
Case Study: Experiences battling debt drive reform of hospital financial assistance laws in Colorado

Case Study: Experiences battling debt drive reform of hospital financial assistance laws in Colorado

This brief, co-published with Community Catalyst, tells the story of HB-1198 from conception through passage and the beginning of implementation. It is a story that begins with the experiences of the people in our communities who search in vain for hospital services they can afford, the people who are drowning in hospital bills after a sudden illness or injury, and the people who are suffering long-term financial distress because they were denied access to coverage or financial assistance.
CCLP Annual Report 2020-2021

CCLP Annual Report 2020-2021

Colorado Center on Law and Policy releases its annual report each year to share stories of impact from the past year, to affirm our mission and progress toward our vision of a Colorado in which everyone has what they need to succeed,  to provide financial statements indicating the fiscal health of the organization, and to acknowledge the many funders and philanthropic organizations who make our work possible.
2020 State of Working Colorado

2020 State of Working Colorado

Published by CCLP, the 2020 State of Working Colorado is a compendium of data designed to look beyond traditional state-level economic indicators of prosperity and provide a critical, in-depth perspective of how working families are faring in our state, including statistics and analysis on income and employment.