• Unlike a year ago, when state lawmakers improved access to public records, the 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly was marked by the passage of legislation that will significantly hinder the public’s right to know if it’s signed into law.
The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of news organizations, groups and individuals. Our mission is to ensure that Coloradans – journalists, the general public, public officials, educators, students, business owners and legal professionals – understand and use the public’s rights of access to the records and proceedings of government and the judiciary.

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