Ethics Watch in the News
April 17, 2014

Colorado ethics panel caught with unethical records policy

A Colorado ethics commission charges five times what is allowed by law for copies of records obtained under the state open records act.

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission was recently in the spotlight for letting Gov. John Hickenlooper off the hook on a complaint filed by a conservative group.

Ethics commission rules for Hickenlooper against Gessler

The Colorado Independent (John Tomasic) Colorado’s ethics commission has been the subject of intense accusations of partisanship over the last two years as it weighed allegations of improper spending on the part of two of the state’s highest officeholders, one Republican and one Democrat. Read More ›

Bill standardizing CORA fees sent to Hickenlooper

CFOIC (Jeffrey A. Roberts) If the cost of obtaining public records is too high, information that rightly belongs to everyone is off limits for many. Read More ›

Rep. Polis says ethics commission he helped create does “important work”

The Denver Post (Lynn Bartels) U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has no qualms about putting the ethics measure Amendment 41 on the ballot, saying it works the way it was intended to and does “very important work.” Read More ›

Elbert County Commissioner Rowland is target of ethics complaint

Elbert County News (Staff Reporter) County attorney's role in appeal questioned Read More ›

Gay marriage comes to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Colorado Independent (John Tomasic) A key chapter in the story of gay marriage in the United States opens today in Denver, where the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in the pathbreaking Utah case that in December struck down that state’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriages. Read More ›

Panel urges citizens to let the Sunshine in

Reporter-Herald (Alex Burness) Forum discusses need for government transparency and citizen watchdogs Read More ›

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