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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.

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"...

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.

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 -- ...