DENVER — A bill aimed to fix Colorado’s ethics commission seeks to offer new protections for officials defending themselves against ethics complaints. Although critics say the measure would do more harm than good, they fear that, in a building brimming with possible defendants, it is sure to gain traction.
“I think most people around here are just doing their job,” said Rep. Amy Stephens, a Republican from Monument who is sponsoring the proposal. She thinks the commission’s procedures and the responsibility of its members should be more clearly defined in a way that guards against abuse that can run up legal costs and ruin reputations.
The Denver Post (Lynn Bartels) Jane Feldman, the first and only director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, is leaving at the end of the month, capping a tenure that raised questions about the ballot measure that created the group. Read More ›
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The Colorado Department of Transportation released the full contract Friday for the public-private partnership that turns over collection of tolls and maintenance of the improved highway to a private company for 50 years. Read More ›
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