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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...

CO high court denies Gessler appeal, ending campaign finance disclosure case

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday ended a multi-year battle over campaign finance rules that pitted Secretary of State Scott Gessler against nonprofits...

Citizens United movie-advertisers must disclose funders in Colorado

  This week brought a win for supporters of Colorado's campaign finance disclosure laws when the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday...

Colorado judge: State political parties can form Super PACs

The Colorado Republican Party has won the campaign finance lottery. It got the go ahead to form an independent expenditure committee, or Super PAC, from Second District Court Judge Robert McGahey.

Fed Judge: No press exemption for Citizens United in Colorado

Citizens United is free to air and advertise its documentary targeting Gov. John Hickenlooper, but the group will have to tell Colorado voters who is paying to advertise the film.

Little opposition to Colorado Republican Party Super-PAC suit

Colorado Republicans are looking to have a Party PAC party and Democrats will come if invited ...

Dear Governor Hickenlooper: Fractivists make a documentary

At the beginning of this month, “Dear Governor Hickenlooper,” a collection of short anti-fracking documentaries and the product of more than a year’s work by Director Stash Wislocki and Producer David Holbrooke looked like it had been beached.

Citizens United must disclose funders of Colorado politics documentary

As the Supreme Court said in the case that bears Citizens United’s name, the public has a right to know who is spending money to influence their vote as an election nears.

Scott Gessler ain’t gonna quit

Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial primary contender Scott Gessler has had a big week...

A bull market: The rising cost of public records

Many city, county and state government offices are charging increasingly high fees for public documents in a state that helped pioneer the national movement for government transparency and unfettered access to public records.