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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September 23, 2014
The Greeley Tribune (Sherrie Peif) A week after the Weld County Council voted to give Weld elected officials huge raises, the president of the council denies having an ethical conflict even though two of the candidates who will receive the raise have hired her to handle their campaign finances. Read More ›
September 22, 2014
The Colorado Independent (Tessa Cheek) Judge Brooke Jackson issued a curt decision today refusing to issue a federal injunction that would have allowed Citizens United to air and advertise a documentary on Colorado politics Read More ›
September 16, 2014
Yesterday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed an amicus brief urging the Colorado Court of Appeals to affirm a ruling… Read More
September 15, 2014
Today, Colorado Ethics Watch asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to determine whether Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) abused… Read More