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ACTION ALERT: Ask legislators to act on a plan

With the COVID-19 crisis straining our health care system, putting Coloradans out of work and creating a climate of anxiety and uncertainty with long-term ramifications statewide, you might think the situation in Colorado couldn’t get any worse. Unfortunately, that...

Re-imagining our vision: CCLP looks to the future

After more than 20 years of forging pathways from poverty, Colorado Center on Law and Policy recently embarked on a new strategic plan that requires us to ask difficult questions of ourselves and each other. Building on our strong reputation as an effective advocacy...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Burnes Institute partners with CCLP

A generous gift from Donald W. and Lynn K. Burnes will give Coloradans more insights on how public policies can improve outcomes for Coloradans experiencing poverty. The Burnes will provide Colorado Center on Law and Policy with funding and Don will provide his...

COMPS order would protect some of Colorado’s hardest workers

As the cost of basic needs in Colorado continues to rise, the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has proposed updating the state’s Wage Order to add more protections for workers -- ensuring more Coloradans are compensated fairly. The Colorado Overtime and...

NEWS ALERT: Analysis examines decline in Medicaid, CHP+ enrollment

Over 1.2 million Coloradans rely on Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) for comprehensive health services that foster child development, help adults maintain employment, deliver needed mental health and substance use treatments and keep people with disabilities...

Letter: Regarding Recommendations for HB 1004 State Coverage Option

The following letter was sent to DHCPF Executive Director Kim Bimestefer, and Division of Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway, on August 26, 2019. (PDF version available here) Re: Recommendations for HB19-1004, State Coverage Option Dear Executive Director...

STATEMENT: ‘Public charge’ rule would hurt immigrant families

The Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security recently posted new regulations that will harm the health and economic security of immigrants and their families, including thousands of families in Colorado. Colorado Center on Law & Policy strongly...