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Ethics commission rules for Hickenlooper against Gessler

The embattled commission opened itself up to more abuse when it ruled to dismiss a complaint against Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and then declined to revisit a decision it handed down last year against Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler....

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April 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats

Denver court: Yes, Secretary of State Gessler breached public trust

Gessler's request for review included a list of complaints about the alleged vague mandate of the commission, the bias of its members and disregard for his legal rights as a defendant. Judge Stern found none of Gessler's complaints valid....

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March 13, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Critics see proposed ethics commission cure as bad medicine

Although critics say it would do more damage than good, in a building brimming with possible defendants, the bill might gain traction....

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February 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats

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 Dig In, 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 Dig In, Politics, The Beats
Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

DENVER-- A report released today by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending on state election campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts as disproportionally influential and “shocking.”...

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May 30, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Gessler Pays Back Travel Cash, Seeks an End to Ethics Flap

Gessler Pays Back Travel Cash, Seeks an End to Ethics Flap

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday cut a personal check to the Department of State for $1,278.90, looking to put an end to an ethics investigation that has stretched on since the middle of October and that seemed...

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May 23, 2013 Center Well, Politics
Ethics Commission Poised to OK Limited Gessler Defense Fund

Ethics Commission Poised to OK Limited Gessler Defense Fund

Draft documents drawn up by Colorado Independent Ethics Commission suggest members will allow Secretary of State Scott Gessler to establish a private defense fund he hopes to draw on in the event that an investigation launched into his alleged misuse...

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January 30, 2013 Center Well, Politics
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
Watchdog eyes Pagosa boss, urges investigation in voter intimidation case

Watchdog eyes Pagosa boss, urges investigation in voter intimidation case

The 2012 election season has seen a surprising uptick in the number of employers willing to wade into voter intimidation gray areas by notifying their employees that their jobs depend on who wins the White House. The not so subtle...

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October 30, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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