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Ethics Watch Files Complaint Against Glendale Mayor

On Friday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the Glendale City Council against Mayor Mike Dunafon.

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Ethics Watch Comments On SOS Proposed Election Rules

Today, Ethics Watch submitted comments opposing proposed changes to the Colorado Election Rules that would increase the chances… 

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SOS Goes Easy On Undisclosed Lobbying

Yesterday, the Colorado Secretary of State ruled that American Lands Council did not violate Colorado lobbying law by… 

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In the News

Ethics complaint filed against Glendale mayor for pot shop vote

Colorado Ethics Watch has filed a complaint with the city of Glendale, asking that the City Council censure Mayor Mike Dunafon after he voted to approve a plan for a new recreational marijuana store owned by his now-wife. Read More ›

The CORA buck stops nowhere

Last November, the State Integrity Investigation released its report card grading the 50 states on various measures of good government. Colorado placed 13th overall, receiving high marks for our budget and auditing processes. Despite our ranking among the states, many of Colorado’s grades were embarrassing. Colorado placed 44th for ethics enforcement, below even some states that don’t have ethics commissions, with a failing grade. The state also placed 34th, with a letter grade of “F,” for public access to documents. Read More ›

Federal lawsuit attacks Colorado’s money-in-politics enforcement system

Want to know who’s making sure Coloradans are obeying the state’s campaign finance laws? Look in the mirror. Read More ›