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Tag Archives: Colorado Ethics Watch

Elbert County Commissioner leaves GOP, calls it “corrupt”

Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland announced late Thursday that he is resigning from the Republican Party and becoming an unaffiliated voter. Rowland’s decision was originally […]...

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November 4, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

GUEST POST: Fixing Colorado’s Broken Campaign Finance Enforcement System

A federal lawsuit is currently challenging Colorado’s unique system under which private citizens enforce campaign finance laws at their own expense in an administrative law […]...

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September 14, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Independent Ethics Commission shuts down public livestream of meeting

The conflict over a lack of transparency at Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission came to a head Thursday when Colorado Ethics Watch set up a live […]...

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June 30, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Attorney Frank Azar pours money into another DA race

Why is local attorney and famed ambulance-chaser Frank Azar so interested in who runs the district attorney offices in at least two districts? Azar is […]...

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June 14, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Court: Ethics Commission’s frivolous complaint rulings are final

Once Colorado’s secretive Independent Ethics Commission dismisses a complaint as frivolous, it cannot be appealed to any higher court.  That’s the decision the Colorado Supreme […]...

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April 25, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers vote to align school board campaign disclosures with other races

Campaign finance disclosures in school board elections should be aligned with those of other races in Colorado, a panel of state lawmakers decided Monday night. […]...

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March 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

How to be a Colorado campaign finance watchdog

Few organizations bust as many Colorado politicians for campaign-finance violations as Colorado Ethics Watch. These attorneys who make politicians tremble have decided to teach the public […]...

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March 17, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Ethics Commission reform survives Republican ‘no’ votes

  A bill to clean up the state Independent Ethics Commission narrowly passed its first committee hearing Tuesday, despite opposition from Republicans and commission chair Bill Leone. […]...

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March 8, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Audit: Colorado’s Ethics Commission has questionable ethics

Sloppy record keeping. Failure to follow the state’s open meetings and open records laws. Baffling instructions to anyone brave enough to file a complaint. Those are a […]...

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March 8, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why petty corruption matters

Two recent scandals involving county commissioners show that while Colorado has a reputation for clean government, we’re not immune from public corruption. A Grand County […]...

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December 2, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Blogs, The Mix

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Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6!

Grab your calendar: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 marks the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day, and The Indy needs your help! Colorado Gives Day is a statewide […]

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Why does Colorado’s Democratic elector rebellion feel so familiar? Ask this Republican.

  The day after two Democratic national electors in Colorado sued the state for the right to vote their conscience on Dec. 19 when they […]

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