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Another Colorado ‘social welfare’ nonprofit just got fined for improperly playing...

  A state judge in Colorado has fined a nonprofit $23,000 for coordinating with local campaigns and not registering as a political committee. The fine...

A dark money lawsuit, a colorful cast of characters, and Colorado’s...

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A former GOP congressman, a Koch-connected talk radio host, a pastor who once conducted an exorcism...

Democratic lawmakers take on dark money in elections communications

Last year, at least four campaign fliers showed up in voters’ mailboxes in the Front Range that didn’t disclose who paid for the mailers....

The winner of the 2016 election in Colorado just may be...

This week, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams finally roared. What set him off? Not claims of a rigged election. Not the signatures of dead...

Watchdog or bully? How a $10,000 fine led to a GOP...

  A judge in Denver has fined Colorado's Republican Party Committee $10,000 for failing to follow guidelines related to disclosing donors. But behind the fine is...

Colorado House Majority Leader Stephens under siege from the right

Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens is feeling the heat – not from sweltering summer temperatures but instead from the sizzling tempers of Republican "anarchists" who think the Monument legislator has violated conservative and constitutional values. They seem bent on anointing a warrior to defeat Stephens in 2012 – the frontrunner is Kanda Calef.

Colorado GOP Wadhams-Harvey feud now spotlighting Harvey finances

The feud between outgoing state Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams and state Sen. Ted Harvey, who aims to succeed him, is exploding with revelations about Harvey’s financial history.

Recent Clear the Bench court loss highlights both-ways legal strategy

Clear the Bench Colorado founder Matt Arnold this week lost another court case, the second case in the last half year, but not for lack of trying. Arnold appealed the ruling in the first case even as he leaned on that ruling to file the complaint in the second case. "I got out-lawyered," Arnold told Westword, conceding, even if unwittingly, that perhaps the both-ways legal strategy he took toward campaign finance laws over the last few months was less about winning than it was about sending messages.

Carroll: Lawmakers could still address conflict issues raised by SOS Gessler

Colorado State Senator Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said she missed an opportunity to head off the controversy now surrounding newly elected Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Carroll had been weighing whether or not to introduce legislation that would have set strict disclosure laws for the secretary of state's office in particular and tightened state worker conflict-of-interest laws in general. She didn't introduce that bill but that doesn't mean a legislative response to the Gessler controversy is off the table, she said.

Secretary of State smacks Clear the Bench

As the head of Clear the Bench Colorado, firebrand Matt Arnold has toured conservative activist events across the state this past year asking Coloradans to vote against retaining members of the state's supreme court. He argued and is arguing in the last weeks before the November elections that members of the bench are liberal activists who disdain the law. In recent days, an administrative courts judge and the elections director for the state informed Arnold that he failed to follow the laws that govern the form of political activity in which he has been engaging.