Delta County’s budget process violates Sunshine Law, citizens’ group says

A Delta County organization plans to file suit against the Delta County Commission, contending that the county’s budget process is flawed and was conducted without appropriate transparency. The suit will seek a permanent injunction against “routine practices” by the county that contravene Colorado Open Meetings laws and laws governing the drafting of local government budgets.

Some Colorado lobbyists aren’t ‘necessarily’ required to report who pays them

Colorado lobbyists representing the Denver Broncos, Peabody Energy, Dow Chemical, United Airlines and a host of other companies didn’t report income from their clients in 2017. Because several of the lobbyists work for law firms, the lobbyists are paid by the firm, not from specific clients. According to the Secretary of State’s office, that means they don’t necessarily have to report income from specific clients.

Peck: Open records requests being used for personal attacks

Now that the 2017 election year has to come to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the current state of our electoral system and our ability as a society to attract the best and brightest to serve in government at all levels — from our local offices to the highest in the land. One clear example of a hindrance for us to attract the very best is evidenced by a wacky summer of Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests.