06/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Ethics Commission's Secret Meetings May Break Law

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 -- including closed sessions where a member of the panel reported deliberating on an ethics complaint filed against former Secretary of State Mike Coffman, who won election to Congress last fall -- charging the panel with violating the state's Open Meetings Law.

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