Tag Archives: Colorado Ethics Watch

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners pays state fine for campaign-finance fail

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has paid an $8,450 fine for failing to file spending reports for mailers it sent last year targeting candidates in heated […]...

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May 4, 2015 Just In, The Mix

Watchdog: Citizens United violated state campaign finance law

On Friday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the secretary of state asserting that political documentary-film mill Citizens United last year failed to disclose […]...

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April 27, 2015 Just In, The Mix

Denver council candidate apologizes for breaking campaign finance rules

Wayne New got some bad news today. As The Colorado Independent reported earlier, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the Denver Elections Division about […]...

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March 25, 2015 Just In, Politics

Did Denver City Council candidate Wayne New violate campaign code?

Denver City Council candidate Wayne New’s ads claim he is “neighborhood friendly” and “development smart.” The ads are also in violation of campaign finance law, […]...

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March 25, 2015 Just In, Politics

Thomas Paine: Dark money operative?

Read websites railing against disclosure, and you might come away thinking there's no difference between Tom Paine’s anonymous pamphlets urging armed revolution and anonymous corporate-funded TV ads attacking political candidates. ...

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March 13, 2015 The Blogs

Dr. Chaps’s nonprofit fails to file papers, legal charity status suspended

Controversial state Rep. Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt’s nonprofit “Pray in Jesus [sic] Name” has failed to file the proper paperwork with the state, a lapse […]...

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January 27, 2015 Just In

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners: We’re suing secretary of state, Ethics Watch

Colorado’s rough-and-tumble politics firearm-liberty group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is headed back to court. It is suing the secretary of state’s office and nonprofit Colorado […]...

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October 20, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In

Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city."...

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July 7, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado mulls forcing Citizens United to disclose donor identities

“No one's saying Citizens United can't make this movie or spend as much money as they want on it. All we’re asking for is that they comply with disclosure requirements in the Colorado constitution."...

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June 4, 2014 In-Depth, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Ethics commission rules for Hickenlooper against Gessler

The embattled commission opened itself up to more abuse when it ruled to dismiss a complaint against Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and then declined to revisit a decision it handed down last year against Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler....

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April 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats


VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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