Coloradans may never know consequences after sexual harassment investigations at Capitol

State Senate leaders are in a position to decide whether to impose some kind of punishment against Sen. Randy Baumgardner. The Hot Sulphur Springs Republican is facing a formal complaint of sexual harassment — a complaint a key source tells us has been validated. But it is not clear who will make the decision or if legislative leaders will ever make the findings public. That’s because of Capitol rules that keep the process secret. 

Editorial: Who watches the watchdog?

When the state’s voters passed a constitutional amendment creating the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission in 2006, the last thing they expected was for the ethics panel to declare itself above the Colorado Open Records Act. But that is what the commission proposes — making its operations less transparent and thus more secretive.

State ethics commission challenged over open records position, again

The state’s Independent Ethics Commission has decided to write its own rules about how and whether it is subject to the state’s open records law, and that’s drawing pushback from the Colorado Press Association, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Secretary of State’s Office and other open records advocates.