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Tag Archives: Independent Ethics Commission

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

Audit raises more questions about Secretary of State’s budget

Colorado auditors found that the department failed to follow rules when conducting roughly $80,000 worth of financial transactions....

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February 13, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized
Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office this week made what's sure to be a controversial decision to officially support Secretary of State Scott Gessler's effort to establish a legal defense fund. The fund would host contributions from private donors willing...

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January 11, 2013 Center Well, Politics

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Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

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Wiretap: Weinergate redux, the unlikely editor and national parks’ ugly underbelly

The GOP’s western problem Colorado was expected, as it usually is, to be a battleground state this election cycle. That changed when Donald Trump snagged […]

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