Colorado’s judicial discipline agency budget mostly secret

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Colorado, Good Government, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline has only made three disciplinary cases against judges public, and the director told Watchdog.org that even the commission’s budget is a state secret.
Colorado, whose judicial discipline secrecy is enshrined in the state constitution, is one of only a [...]

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Colorado initiative seeks to open teacher union negotiations

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Elections, Good Government, News  /  No Comments

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A Denver-based think tank is asking voters to pry open teachers union negotiations so taxpayers can see how Colorado schools are spending the majority of their tax money.

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Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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OK state workers worry over natural gas vehicles

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Oklahoma, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Some Oklahoma state employees are concerned their new compressed natural gas vehicles will be difficult to fill up, won’t have enough room for needed equipment and might even explode, emails obtained by Watchdog.org show.

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Questions rise over Democratic groups’ campaign finances in state senate races

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Colorado, Elections, Lobbying, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A set of Democratic-supporting 527s and independent expenditure committees may be in violation of Colorado campaign finance law.

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State alternative fuel vehicles use alternative fuel less than a third of the time

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Colorado, Good Government, Government Waste, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
In the past 15 months, only a third — and often much less — of the fuel pumped into Colorado’s Compressed Natural Gas state vehicles was CNG, a database obtained by Watchdog.org shows.
At one point CNG use was less than 20 percent, but the state has substantially increased the use of CNG in the [...]

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