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Eight years after voters created Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission, the board is fraught with problems — lack of funding makes it hard for citizens to bring complaints and elected officials worry they won't be given sufficient tools to defend themselves against politically motivated allegations. Despite its mission to keeping politicians clean, the commission itself has been used – both inadvertently and intentionally – as a political tool.
DENVER -- Farmers are joining a growing chorus in Colorado calling new proposed state air-quality rules weak and inadequate to address ozone levels that have spiked over the last half decade in the state as gas drilling has spread across the northern Front Range.
More than 100 current and former local Colorado government officials have banded together to formally request Gov. John Hickenlooper’s help in localizing control over oil and gas development.
Governor John Hickenlooper gave his first State of the State Address at the Capitol today with a speech that called for legislators to help reduce costs and spur economic activity. While Hickenlooper’s address touched on issues of water, health care, education and political redistricting, the one-time-Denver beer baron’s speech centered on job creation.