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Initiative Process Under Assault

The Colorado General Assembly is trying to take away the initiative process for grassroots groups, but leave it in place for the wealthiest interests.  This is unacceptable. Time and time again, the citizens of Colorado have had to use the initiative process when the legislature would not act. Campaign finance reform, ethics in government, the […]

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“The Court is unconvinced.”

Yesterday, a Denver District Court rejected Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s claims that his rights were violated while being investigated by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission. Here’s the back story. Colorado Ethics Watch filed a supplemental complaint with the Commission in October of 2012 asking that the Secretary be investigated for misuse of public funds.  […]

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Transparency moving through Colo. Legislature

Last month, transparency prevailed at the House Local Government Committee Hearing regarding the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), or HB12-1193.

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Let’s Not Step Backward in Colorado

Colorado is a national leader when it comes to elections. In fact almost everything on the best practices list from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration is the law of the land here. We brought Colorado’s elections into the 21st century last year, and we want to keep it that way. A “time-out” bill (SB14-141) […]

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