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Colorado Ethics Watch nudges Jeffco school board: Stop violating Colorado Open Records Act

The embattled Jefferson County School Board, which has been accused of violating the Colorado Open Records Act by failing to have an email retention policy, […]...

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July 31, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Homebrew: The Southern Colorado Growers Association digs up dirt on anti-pot activists

CORA Late Pueblo City Councilman Chris Nicoll is up in arms that The Southern Colorado Growers Association has been digging up information on two anti-pot […]...

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May 4, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

A bull market: The rising cost of public records

Many city, county and state government offices are charging increasingly high fees for public documents in a state that helped pioneer the national movement for government transparency and unfettered access to public records....

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March 18, 2014 Reporter's Notebook, The Blogs

Notes from the Statehouse: more nicotine regs, lower open-records fees and less available state surveillance records

Notes from the Colorado State Capitol on February 24, 2014. ...

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February 24, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Politics, The Mix

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
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
Government watchdog group files open records request on Gessler, Stapleton moonlighting

Government watchdog group files open records request on Gessler, Stapleton moonlighting

Nonprofit Colorado Ethics Watch filed a formal request Thursday seeking information on the moonlighting plans announced by recently sworn in Secretary of State Scott Gessler and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. The Open Records request comes a week after revelations...

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January 27, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
In response to records request, Gov. Ritter issues new ethics order

In response to records request, Gov. Ritter issues new ethics order

Monday, Governor Ritter issued an executive order requiring his cabinet members and senior staff to submit conflict of interest disclosure reports by 25 October. The […]...

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October 6, 2009 Blog, Politics
Penry email strategy garners increased scrutiny

Penry email strategy garners increased scrutiny

Building from reports last month on a possible breach of campaign-finance regulations, Colorado Ethics Watch has filed a Colorado Opens Record Act request to determine whether the government-funded Colorado Senate Minority Office provided the gubernatorial campaign of Senate...

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October 6, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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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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