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Colorado’s ethics watchdog will stop watching. Here’s why.

Colorado Ethics Watch, the nonprofit that has made transparency and accountability in state and local government its business since 2006, is shutting down in...

Perl to run for Denver Clerk and Recorder

Peg Perl, who spent more than five years at Colorado Ethics Watch, is throwing her hat into the ring for elected office. Perl today told...

Elbert County Commissioner leaves GOP, calls it “corrupt”

Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland announced late Thursday that he is resigning from the Republican Party and becoming an unaffiliated voter. Rowland’s decision was...

GUEST POST: Fixing Colorado’s Broken Campaign Finance Enforcement System

A federal lawsuit is currently challenging Colorado’s unique system under which private citizens enforce campaign finance laws at their own expense in an administrative...

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...

Attorney Frank Azar pours money into another DA race

Why is local attorney and famed ambulance-chaser Frank Azar so interested in who runs the district attorney offices in at least two districts? Azar is...

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...

Lawmakers vote to align school board campaign disclosures with other races

Campaign finance disclosures in school board elections should be aligned with those of other races in Colorado, a panel of state lawmakers decided Monday...

How to be a Colorado campaign finance watchdog

Few organizations bust as many Colorado politicians for campaign-finance violations as Colorado Ethics Watch. These attorneys who make politicians tremble have decided to teach the...

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. Related:...