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Tag Archives: Colorado Ethics Watch

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

Denver tries to spur condo construction by limiting homeowners’ right to sue

Monday Denver became the latest municipality to enact so-called construction defects reform. City Council approved a proposal out of the Mayor’s office that will make it harder […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Dark money, lies and disclosure in the JeffCo school board race

Groups opposed to the recall of three conservative Jefferson County Board of Education members are doing their best to keep under wraps how much they’re […]...

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October 30, 2015 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Ken Witt launches “political stunt” filing meaningless ethics complaint against himself and fellow JeffCo school board members

Jeffco School Board President Ken Witt Thursday said he would seek an advisory opinion with the Colorado Ethics Commission over possible violations by the board […]...

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October 8, 2015 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

State Supreme Court weighs Colorado Ethics Commission’s secrecy

The Colorado Supreme Court now has two cases before it that could either affirm or weaken the authority of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission to […]...

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September 21, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Truth, Lies and Videotape: Political TV ads in an election year

Feeling bombarded with all of the political ads on TV this time of year? Ready to tune out of campaign season? Don’t get overwhelmed – […]

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Why Michael Bennet might be less known than Cory Gardner in Colorado

  Colorado’s Michael Bennet, a Democrat up for re-election this year, is one of the least-known U.S. senators among voters in their home states. That’s […]

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