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CCLP files comment on overtime protections for farmworkers in Colorado

The following comment was submitted on November 1 to Michael Primo, Director of Operations for the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics, regarding rulemaking pursuant to SB21-081: Agricultural Rights and Responsibilities and COMPS Order #38. Read our new issue...

CCLP statement of opposition on Denver Ballot Measure 2F

Denver voters will be asked to weigh in on several ballot measures during the upcoming election on November 2, 2021. Among them will be ballot measure 2F, also known as “Safe and Sound Denver.” Despite its laudable name, Colorado Center on Law and Policy urges Denver...

Five takeaways for work after COVID-19

Supported by a generous grant from the ECMC Foundation, Colorado Center on Law and Policy set out to track how the experiences of unemployed Coloradans have changed since February 2020. By analyzing economic and labor force data, as well as conducting interviews with...

Congress must extend unemployment insurance benefits

This is the last week the nearly 240,000 Coloradans who are on or currently applying for unemployment insurance will receive an expanded $600-a-week benefit. Officially known as Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC), this benefit was designed to ensure the...

STATEMENT: The Role of the ‘White Moderate’

I wanted to reach out during this time of great unrest and change with an update on what is happening, and how that is reflected in the changing work of Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Historic disparities and systemic racism have long plagued Colorado and our...

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...