Ethics Watch in the News
September 21, 2014

Propelled by corporate interests, the Valley Re-1 School District is asking voters for $75 million

Tyler Silvy (Greeley Tribune) - Emails between Barbie and business interests obtained via a Colorado Open Records Act request by The Tribune reveal the inner workings of a high-profile, sophisticated bond campaign.

For nearly two years, corporate influence in Gilcrest has cast a shadow. Beneath that, favors were exchanged, donations were accepted and winners were picked.

Citizens United wants press exemption from CO campaign finance disclosure

Tessa Cheek (The Colorado Independent) Case could have nationwide impacts on definition of “press” Read More ›

Ethics Watch Files Brief On School Board Election Spending

Law Week Colorado (Staff Reporter) Colorado Ethics Watch yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Colorado Court of Appeals, urging the court to affirm an administrative law judge’s ruling that the Douglas County School District illegally spent public funds to support the re-election of incumbent school board members in 2013. Read More ›

Media omission: Personhood ties run deep in Jeffco GOP campaigns (Jason Salzman) I wrote last week about how senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s support for Colorado’s personhood abortion ban was part of his formula for winning the 2010 Republican caucus process, which was a big step to his being elected to Congress Read More ›

Following campaign cash in Colorado – what you need to know (Sandra Fish) The 2014 campaign season is in full swing and if you’re following #copolitics on Twitter, you’ve got a handle on the never-ending spin. Read More ›

Little opposition to Colorado Republican Party Super-PAC suit

The Colorado Independent (Tessa Cheek) Party PACs could make ‘ghosts’ of constituents Read More ›

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