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RMGO Complies With Court Order In Case Filed By Ethics Watch

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) has paid the fine of $8450 assessed against them in a campaign finance… 

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Ethics Watch Files Lobbying Complaint Against American Lands Council

Today, Colorado Ethics Watch asked the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to determine whether American Lands Council (ALC)… 

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Ethics Watch Files Complaint Against Citizens United

On Friday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a campaign finance complaint against Citizens United.

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Colorado Group Files Complaint Alleging Utah Lawmaker’s Organization is Illegally Lobbying

Eric Ethington (Utah Political Capitol) Denver – A complaint has been filed against Utah Representative Ken Ivory’s (Republican – South Jordan) American Lands Council in Colorado, alleging that the organization has been illegally lobbying without registering in the state or reporting its income. Read More ›

Mayor Hancock makes campaign calls from office of Colorado’s largest homebuilder

Tessa Cheek (Colorado Independent) - On the morning of January 29, 2015, incumbent Mayoral candidate Michael Hancock spent 90 minutes making campaign calls from the offices of Oakwood Homes, “Colorado’s largest private homebuilder.” Read More ›

Construction-defects bill may have failed, but lobbyists won big

Tessa Cheek (Colorado Independent) - Looking towards a repeat effort to make it more difficult for HOAs to sue developers over construction defects, homebuilders spent $158,000 in direct contributions to state lawmakers’ elections last year. Anticipating a repeat effort to oppose that legislation, trial lawyers spent $69,200. Read More ›