Colorado’s civil asset forfeiture reform complicated by marijuana trade

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Colorado, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Despite the initial reform of Colorado’s civil asset forfeiture laws in 2002, the state received an average rating on a recent “Judicial Reform” scorecard produced by FreedomWorks for America, a prominent pro-liberty organization.

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Colorado courts set interim policy for open records

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  Colorado, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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After more than two years without an open records policy, an interim policy that requires the Colorado Judicial Branch to release some administrative records went into effect this month.

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Education week-in-review: Mayoral candidates and Matthew McConaughey

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia want to end state control public schools, while in Washington, D.C., a charter school founder accused of misusing taxpayer money agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit. In Texas, actor Matthew McConaughey charged the University of Houston $135,000 to speak at the graduation ceremony, but university officials can’t explain where the money to pay him is coming from.

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Bills prompted by Watchdog.org stories have mixed results

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Colorado, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The 2015 Colorado legislative session was a mixed bag for measure prompted by Watchdog.org investigations. Lawmakers finally clamped down on welfare abuse at casinos, liquor stores and pot shops but failed to bring the Judicial Branch under open records laws.
At least four bills, proposed legislation or amendments were prompted by Watchdog.org stories […]

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Survey shows Colorado’s charter school investment is paying off

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Colorado, Education Blog, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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In a new survey ranking the best high schools nationally, Colorado’s charter schools take up more than half of the states’ top ten best performing schools.

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BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Colorado, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Coloradans are up in arms over the BLM’s proposed plan to close off public routes that are heavily traveled with no clear justification.

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