Colorado Ethics Watch released Money Spill, a follow up to the organization’s 2013 Spend, Baby, Spend report, this time revealing significantly increased spending by the oil and gas industry during the 2014 election cycle compared to previous years. Learn More >

Judge Orders RMGO, CO Campaign for Life to Disclose Electioneering Money Learn More >

Ethics Roundup 2014: Colorado's Most Wanted Learn More >

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Ethics Watch, Colorado Common Cause File Amicus Brief Supporting Disclosure of Ballot Issue Spending

Today, Ethics Watch and Colorado Common Cause filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals… 

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Ethics Watch Urges Ethics Commission To Act On Eleven-Month Old Case

Today, Ethics Watch filed a request with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (“IEC”) to act on a complaint… 

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Ethics Watch Urges FEC to Strengthen Disclosure after Record Political Spending in Colorado

Yesterday, Ethics Watch filed public comments in response to Federal Election Commission (FEC) notice seeking input on how… 

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In the News

Following the Money in Politics Might Get Tougher in Colorado

Public News Service (Eric Galatas) Following the money in politics might become harder in Colorado. On Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill critics claim would make political donations less transparent. Read More ›

GOP consultant’s guilty plea riles some Colorado Republicans

The Colorado Statesman (Ernest Luning) The political consultant appointed last year by the Colorado Republican Party to run its independent expenditure committee pleaded guilty last week to illegally coordinating contributions between a political action committee he ran and a campaign he managed in a 2012 congressional race in Virginia. Read More ›

A just ending in the curious case of the county commissioner

The Colorado Independent (Tessa Cheek) A few weeks ago we reported on a strange little bill, HB 1074, which would have made county commissioners (and only county commissioners) exempt from campaign finance laws that prohibit governmental entities from using public money to support or oppose ballot initiatives. Read More ›