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Tag Archives: Colorado Open Records Act

Leslie Weise: Winner of The Colorado Independent’s 2017 Whistleblower Award

First Leslie Weise blew the whistle. And then she faced jail time. It all started two years ago with what seemed like a simple question: […]...

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April 20, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Elbert Co. still hasn’t released minutes of ‘Jerry Springer-like’ commission meeting from 2015

Six months after a controversial, contentious meeting of the Elbert County Commission, county residents are still waiting to read the meeting minutes....

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May 23, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Opening records of disability nonprofits: ‘Impossible.’ Really?

The bill is still alive, but it’s becoming clear that 20 nonprofits serving people with disabilities won’t be covered by the Colorado Open Records Act […]...

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February 24, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix

Opinion: A 21st-century open-records law for Colorado

When was the last time you used microfilm or microfiche to find information? Does the phrase “on-line bulletin board” bring to mind that screeching noise […]...

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December 23, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s analog records laws lag behind digital practice

Messages today multiply. One brings another and soon they pile up like grains of sand in the Sahara. Can we really expect officials to keep them all and to deliver them in digestible chunks in a timely way upon request?...

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January 24, 2014 In-Depth, 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
Colorado Open Records Reform Bill Draws Activist Ire

Colorado Open Records Reform Bill Draws Activist Ire

It is a bill good-government activists were supposed to get behind enthusiastically. Then they read it. Now they now decry it as being ambiguously worded and ripe for abuse....

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February 19, 2013 Center Well, Politics
Veto pressure mounts as Hickenlooper reviews open-records elections bill

Veto pressure mounts as Hickenlooper reviews open-records elections bill

In the weeks since the Colorado legislative session ended, calls for Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto House Bill 1036 have come from the political left, right and center, from government watchdog organizations, citizen rights and tax reform activists and...

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June 1, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Controversial Colorado Open Records bill draws calls for veto

Controversial Colorado Open Records bill draws calls for veto

The bill was never really debated in the Senate where it was introduced, then it was tacked on to a House bill amid the blizzard of activity that marked the last days of the Colorado legislative session. Government watchdog and...

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May 17, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Ethics Watch blasts state for non-response to NYT on Clean Water Act

Ethics Watch blasts state for non-response to NYT on Clean Water Act

Thirty-nine states provided information requested by the New York Times as part of its series on Clean Water Act violations called “Toxic Waters: A series […]...

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September 15, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Colorado AG won’t prosecute the Hamilton Elector who voted for Kasich not Clinton

Colorado Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will not prosecute Micheal Baca, a former member of the Electoral College who was stripped of his position when […]

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