CCLP is proud to serve as a charity partner for the Colfax Marathon again in 2013. Don't worry about being a great athlete, the ev...
General Assembly advances economic security for low-income Coloradans
The Colorado General Assembly took significant steps toward providing economic and health security for low-income Coloradans during the 2013 General Assembly session. Two issues dominated the agenda for low-income Coloradans: implementing health care reform and tax relief for working families.
Medicaid expansion signed into law
CCLP's Health Program Director Elisabeth Arenales joins Gov. John Hickenlooper on the West Steps of the Capitol today for the signing of SB-200, Medicaid expansion. SB-200 will provide opportunity and economic security for thousands of low-income Coloradans. A CCLP report found that 122,000 working Coloradans will be provided health coverage through Medicaid expansion. Many of those are people who in work in jobs that pay so little that they can't afford health insurance
SNAP supports thousands of families and jobs in Colorado
Congress is considering reauthorization of the Farm Bill this summer, which inclcudes the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, provides vital assistance to thousands of families throughout Colorado and an economic stimulus to the state. A recent CCLP analysis found that in 2010 SNAP spending in Colorado supported roughly 15,000 jobs and produced more than $1.2 billion in economic output.
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