A massive, one-time influx of federal dollars has given Coloradans a glimpse of what a robustly funded state government looks like. The federal American Rescue Plan Act, passed in the spring of 2021, brought billions of dollars to Colorado, enabling policymakers over the past two years to simultaneously fund long-recognized priorities like housing, the caring […]
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Opinion: Social benefit programs, like paid family leave, may not be easy. But they’re worth it.
This session, legislators had the opportunity to join states across the nation in modernizing the workplace and providing more equitable benefits for all. By creating the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI), Colorado could have joined the national movement to ensure public benefits match not only today’s current reality, but also the future of work. […]