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Tag Archives: Independent Ethics Commission

State Sen. Marble slapped with ethics complaint for oil/gas event

A Colorado state senator may have run afoul of ethics laws by allowing, as alleged in an ethics complaint, an oil and gas company to […]...

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May 9, 2017 Campaign Finance, Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado lawmaker facing ethics complaint

Colorado’s ethics watchdog has decided to proceed with a complaint against Republican Rep. Kim Ransom of Lone Tree for allegedly violating the state’s ban on gifts […]...

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January 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

Lawmakers fail to reform Colorado’s Ethics Commission

The Republican-controlled Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee shot down a bill Monday that would have begun to reform Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission. The […]...

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May 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission resists reform

  A bill to reform Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission outraged its Chair Bill Leone, who led the commission in taking a hard line on the […]...

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March 11, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

Colorado is spending $343,473-plus on Scott Gessler’s $1,396.89 ethics violation

Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s fight with the Independent Ethics Commission over how he spent $1396.89 in office has already cost Coloradans $343,473, and the […]...

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August 17, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

#Coleg notebook: Ethics commission getting no help climbing out of rabbit hole

Politics, suspicion foil effort to secure in-house legal counsel for state ethics commission Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, was a portrait of frustration. Last week State […]...

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February 4, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

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News poetry: Fracking Accident, Firestone, Colorado

Circulatory systems beneath the once-prairie, now cul-de-sac, now-charter school, below Oak Meadows, a new suburb in the once-outback of the West. Underground infrastructure unmapped, a […]

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