by Eileen | 4:43 pm, January 10, 2013
We are officially in session. Among other things already handed out at the Capitol were 100 tablet computers – one to a legislator. As a paper saving move, well done and not a moment too soon. Let’s hope it actually saves paper. Maybe some bright young intern can uninstall all the printers. On a side [...]
by Amy Oliver | 2:44 pm, April 19, 2012
COST just received word that HB 1252, a bill that would require Colorado’s institutions of higher education to make public financial information accessible online, finally will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee next week. An amended version of sponsor BJ Nikkel’s bill passed the House education committee on February 27.
Sources tell us that the [...]
by Amy Oliver | 10:22 pm, March 28, 2011
Want to know how much Colorado taxpayers pay for cell phones for state employees? That’s a good question that no one is able to answer. Welcome to the opaque world of Colorado spending transparency. The Associated Press sent a Colorado Open Records Act request (CORA) to 19 state agencies and couldn’t get anything more than [...]
by Michael | 1:31 pm, February 11, 2011
A little transparency goes a long way.
The Public Utilities Commission’s chair, Ron Binz, has rejected any possibility of being reappointed to his current position by Colorado’s new Governor John Hickenlooper. Facing ethics concerns revealed by Colorado Open Records Act requests regarding possible backroom deals that benefited Xcel and a penchant for expensive, overseas junkets that [...]
by Amy Oliver | 2:03 pm, January 15, 2011
Denver Post political investigative reporter Chuck Plunkett asks a thousand dollar question: Is $1,050 an unreasonable amount to pay for access to public records? As a diehard proponent of open, transparent government obviously I think the cost is out of line.
In my experience with open records request, I have found that charges vary from agency [...]
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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