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Colorado Independent Ethics Commission

Ethics Violator Gessler Says Only He Can Fight Corruption

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a radio interview Saturday, Secretary of State Scott Gessler framed his gubernatorial campaign as a battle to save Colorado from the rot of cor...

Ethics Commission Staff Wrong Place for Cuts

Luis Toro | Posted 06.06.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Buried in the bipartisan state budget compromise unveiled yesterday was a steep cut to the tiny budget of the Independent Ethics Commission, reducing the commission's staff from two to one.

Moon Rock Story a Moral for the Ethics Commission

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

When former Governor John Vanderhoof left office in 1975, he couldn't find anyone willing to store a moon rock, so he kept it in his Grand Junction office for years.

Ethics Commission's Second Hearing Shows Reform Still Needed

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

While the procedures used at yesterday's hearing were an improvement over the IEC's first hearing, the IEC should make more changes to the complaint process.

Colorado's Top 5 Scandals of 2009

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Here are the five scandals, from Scott McInnis' damning voice mail to Gale Norton's questionable oil industry work, we thought deserved to be remembered as we enter a new year.

Ethics Commission Doubles Staff, Starts to Investigate Complaints

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

The addition of a second staff member is a signal that the IEC intends to be proactive about investigating complaints in the future.

Bill Ritter's Staff Can Eat For Free At Certain Events: Ethics Commission

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter's staffers can accept meals or tickets worth more than $50 at events where he is speaking if their presence is "reasonably necessary"...

All the News That's Fit to Link

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Tomasic

Dear Colorado GOP: Twitter doesn't care what you think about the people on the other end; it just wants more of them. It's not a list-serve. It's the Twitter. You're either on it or you're off it.

Keep Ethics Commission Business in the Sunshine

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Why is the Ethics Commission so concerned about having to operate in the public eye that it is considering going to the legislature to ask for a special exemption from the sunshine laws?

Colorado Ethics Commission's Secret Meetings May Break Law

The Colorado Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Colorado Independent on Tuesday asked the state's top ethics panel to turn over recordings of more than a dozen secret meetings held this year -- ...