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Colorado Ethics Watch

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Democrats Nix GOP Bills Dealing With Mail Ballots

Democrats on Monday rejected proposals from Colorado Republicans that would make mail ballots optional and allow anyone to challenge votes cast by mail.

01/28/2014

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Pot Tax Opponents In Colorado Report Free Weed

Marijuana giveaways that sparked an unusual campaign finance report in Colorado have been given a value. The joints were worth $1,250, paid for by a lawyer funding the opposition campaign.

10/16/2013

Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Gessler’s Lawyer: 2 Things On 1 Trip Is Efficient

Republican Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler testified Friday to defend himself against an ethics complaint alleging misuse of state funds for political events, insisting he used his discretionary office funds appropriately.

06/08/2013

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Oil, Gas Influence On Colorado Politics Questioned

The oil and gas industry in Colorado exerts an outsize influence on state politics, and its generous political spending might be the reason, suggests a report out Thursday from a left-leaning watchdog group.

05/30/2013

CBS4's Brian Maass attempts to question Norman Sheldon (credit: CBS)

Family Ties: Son Of Elected Official Got Half A Million Dollars in No-Bid Contracts

A CBS4 investigation has found the son of a powerful government official in Arapahoe County has received $563,314.77 in “no-bid” contracts since 2009 in what one government watchdog calls “nepotism.”

03/13/2013

Secretary of State Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Gessler Attorneys Reviewing Officials’ Expenses

Attorneys for Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler are reviewing expenses for lawmakers and other state elected officials in their defense of Gessler on an ethics complaint charging he used public money to attend political events.

12/07/2012

Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Gessler

A political watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

10/16/2012

Scott Gessler (credit: CBS)

Gessler Moving Fast On Citizenship Database

Colorado’s top elections officer is rushing to use a federal immigration database to eliminate ineligible voters in the coming weeks as a deadline looms.

07/17/2012

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State Supreme Court Rules Some Attack Ads Legal

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some political attack ads in state races are not subject to contribution limits if they don’t urge voters to elect or defeat a particular candidate.

02/21/2012

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CBS4 Finds Adams Co. Sheriff Jobs Only Go To Staff’s Children

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office gives lucrative, taxpayer-funded summer jobs only to children of department members, according to a CBS4 Investigation.

10/12/2011

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