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Ethics Watch Files Challenge to Rowland Decision; IEC Files Preemptive Suit For Secrecy

Ethics Watch has sued the Independent Ethics Commission, asking a court to review and overturn the IEC's decision… 

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Ethics Watch files campaign finance complaint against national Realtors PAC for unreported spending

Colorado Ethics Watch has asked the Denver Elections Division to determine whether the National Association of Realtors Fund,… 

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Court of Appeals Affirms Ethics Commission Ruling Against Gessler

The Colorado Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the Independent Ethics Commission's 2013 ruling that former Secretary of… 

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In the News

Assessment records of certain Elbert Co. officials hidden for ‘safety’ reasons, assessor says

Jeff Roberts (CFOIC) - Real estate records, with few exceptions, are public in Colorado. Want to know the assessed value of your neighbor’s property? In most counties you can look it up online, no matter who your neighbor happens to be. Read More ›

Boondoggled

Eric Ethington (SLC Weekly) - It's been three years since Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who heads the American Lands Council (ALC), convinced his fellow lawmakers to pass a bill forcing the U.S. government to turn over control of federal public lands to the state of Utah. Read More ›

Taking on Ivory: Attorneys General asked to investigate lands transfer leader

Alex Sakariassen (Missoula Independent) - Opposition to the transfer of public lands movement has grown increasingly vocal throughout the West over the past year. But last week marked the first direct challenge to the movement's most prominent leader, Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory. Read More ›