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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

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

Why petty corruption matters

Two recent scandals involving county commissioners show that while Colorado has a reputation for clean government, we’re not immune from public corruption. A Grand County […]...

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December 2, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Blogs, The Mix

Ken Witt launches “political stunt” filing meaningless ethics complaint against himself and fellow JeffCo school board members

Jeffco School Board President Ken Witt Thursday said he would seek an advisory opinion with the Colorado Ethics Commission over possible violations by the board […]...

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October 8, 2015 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

State Supreme Court weighs Colorado Ethics Commission’s secrecy

The Colorado Supreme Court now has two cases before it that could either affirm or weaken the authority of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission to […]...

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September 21, 2015 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

Third appeal: Scott Gessler fights his ethics charge at taxpayers’ expense – again

Scott Gessler is no longer the Secretary of State, but Colorado taxpayers will keep footing the bill for his legal defense as his fight against a three-year-old […]...

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August 11, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Appeal denied: Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler violated public trust

Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler broke the rules and violated the public trust by spending Secretary of State office money for personal and political […]...

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May 7, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Construction-defects reformer Mayor Hancock makes campaign calls from office of Colorado’s largest homebuilder

On the morning of January 29, 2015, incumbent Mayoral candidate Michael Hancock spent 90 minutes making campaign calls from the offices of Oakwood Homes, “Colorado’s […]...

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May 1, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Dr. Chaps’s nonprofit fails to file papers, legal charity status suspended

Controversial state Rep. Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt’s nonprofit “Pray in Jesus [sic] Name” has failed to file the proper paperwork with the state, a lapse […]...

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January 27, 2015 Just In

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An evening with political cartoonist Mike Keefe

Dear readers, I know many of you have for years enjoyed the brilliant work of political cartoonist Mike Keefe, who won a Pulitzer at The […]

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Wiretap: Debate post-mortem, Wells Fargo and other fallout

Lashing out It was the day after the miserable night before and Donald Trump was blaming the mic, the moderator and doubling down on why […]

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