SCOTUS may be next step for Colorado’s school-choice program

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Attorneys who argued a pro-school-choice case in Colorado are “seriously considering” appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down Monday a pilot voucher program in Douglas County.

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Colorado judicial agencies take different positions on death penalty cost records

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Colorado, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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The Colorado public defender’s office declined to provide defense costs of the death penalty trial for Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes, citing client confidentiality, but a different Colorado Judicial Branch agency provided some information for another high-profile death penalty case.

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Residents says county is falsifying road data to get more tax money

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, Fraud, News, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say.
Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its […]

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Up in smoke: Cigarette shops, liquor stores default on $140 million in SBA loans

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, National, News  /  No Comments

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While many federal and state agencies are fighting tobacco use and alcohol abuse, about $140 million in Small Business Administration-backed loans to bars, liquor stores and cigarette shops — partly backed by taxpayer money — have defaulted, a Watchdog.org investigation found.

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Leftist group: Rachel Dolezal ‘strange,’ Army veteran and constitutional teacher ‘crazy’

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Colorado, Commentary, Idaho, New Mexico  /  No Comments

Lefist group Beter Idaho attacked this U.S. Army veteran as 'crazy.'

Upon its founding, Better Idaho promised to “change the public conversation to focus on ideas that actually make our state a better place to live for all Idahoans.”

The left-wing group clearly changed the communication dynamic in the state, but not necessarily for the better.

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Despite new directive, Colorado judicial branch refuses documents others provide

By   /  June 9, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, judicial accountability, Judiciary, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
The Colorado Judicial Branch has denied records under its new administrative records policies that other state agencies have or would have had to produce under the Colorado Open Records Act.
After the interim administrative records policy was instituted by Chief Justice Nancy Rice last month, Watchdog.org asked for a series of records […]

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