21st Century Sunshine: Modernizing CORA
Spend Baby Spend Ethics Watch Reveals Lobbying, Influence of Colorado's Oil & Gas Industry.
Ethics Roundup 2012: Colorado Ethics Watch's fifth annual report highlights the state's top five scandals of the year.
Change the Game: Depoliticizing Colorado's Election and Campaign Finance Admininstration
Ethics Roundup 2011: Colorado Ethics Watch's fourth annual report highlights the top ethical failures of the year.
Colorado's Ethics Agenda 2010: Colorado Ethics Watch's third annual report highlighting misbehaviors and misdeeds affecting the state of ethics in Colorado government, and, new this year, the loopholes or lack of enforcement that enable these violations of the public trust.
Ethics Watch's 2010 Ethics and Transparency Legislation Review: To better understand how Colorado legislators voted on issues of transparency, accountability and campaign integrity, Ethics Watch has compiled this summary of key legislation from the 2010 Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly.
Ethics Roundup 2009: This is Colorado Ethics Watch's second annual "Ethics Roundup," a report that highlights both the ethical transgressions and – new this year – the good deeds of state and local public officials and agencies. Now more than ever, as the nation struggles to recover from a crippling recession and the ethical transgressions of corporate America are bringing down entire industries, there is no room for compromise in the area of government ethics. Citizens expect and deserve government representation that puts the public interest above all else and that operates with transparency and integrity. Through public scrutiny and accountability, Ethics Watch works to advance these goals.
Eye on the IEC: Colorado Ethics Watch actively monitors the activities of the newly-established Independent Ethics Commission ("IEC"). To date, information regarding the formation and operations of the IEC has been difficult to find. To ensure the public has easy access to complete information about IEC activities, Ethics Watch has compiled this chronology of IEC activities and related documents submitted to or produced by the IEC. Ethics Watch watch will update the information regularly so please check back often.
Ethics Roundup 2008: This is the first annual report produced by Colorado Ethics Watch (“Ethics Watch”) chronicling the ethical transgressions of state and local public officials. In the first section of this report, Ethics Watch documents the unethical and unlawful activities of ten public officials: four state elected officials and six local elected officials. Their ethical transgressions range from undisclosed conflicts of interest and public censure to campaign finance violations and assault with a deadly weapon.
In the second section of this report, Ethics Watch profiles one state elected official whose conduct appears patently unethical but is technically not illegal. This official, categorized as dishonorable mention, demonstrates the need for stricter ethics laws at the state and local level.