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Tag Archives: Colorado Ethics Watch

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

Salazar looks to address Colorado’s up-and-down open records fees

Then came the news that a Colorado Court approved a $16,025 records-retrieval fee. It's the kind of price tag that dampens the will to watchdog government and clouds the work of public officials. ...

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January 22, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Gessler surprises with plan to campaign for DougCo school board candidates

Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican candidate for governor, announced Tuesday he would be suspending campaign efforts this week in order to help elect conservative candidates to the Douglas County School Board. The surprise move has political observers scratching...

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October 30, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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News Poem: ‘To Live in this Cemetery’

is to see the paradox of what we are / the fragile iron of our blood

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