Opinion: Public documents warrant 21st century approach

Public documents that are created and compiled by tax-supported entities such as school districts, municipalities and counties should be easily accessible for the public, newspapers and other interested groups.

Opinion: Bring transparency to Colorado forfeiture and seizure

The General Assembly has a chance to bring forfeiture activity and spending into the light of day. The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 136, which would dramatically improve reporting requirements for Colorado’s forfeiture laws.

Editorial: Access to open records

Colorado government entities can make access to public records virtually impossible, or at least very difficult to review simply by putting the information into a format that is far from user-friendly. That’s why we support state legislation, Senate Bill 40, to require government officials to release data, if requested, in a “structured data or searchable format.”