Ethics panel OKs continuing Gessler probe, mulls legal defense fund
Rejecting arguments it had no jurisdiction in the matter, the Colorado Ethics Commission on Monday unanimously voted to carry on with an investigation into Secretary of State Scott Gessler's use of public funds.
But the commission didn't take action on an unusual request from Gessler — that he be allowed to set up a legal defense fund to help pay his attorney costs related to a criminal investigation of his spending.
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February 25, 2015
Public News Service (Eric Galatas) Following the money in politics might become harder in Colorado. On Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill critics claim would make political donations less transparent. Read More ›
February 19, 2015
The Colorado Statesman (Ernest Luning) The political consultant appointed last year by the Colorado Republican Party to run its independent expenditure committee pleaded guilty last week to illegally coordinating contributions between a political action committee he ran and a campaign he managed in a 2012 congressional race in Virginia. Read More ›
March 02, 2015
Today, Ethics Watch and Colorado Common Cause filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals… Read More
February 24, 2015
Today, Ethics Watch filed a request with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (“IEC”) to act on a complaint… Read More