KOAA: Have you ever considered filing an open records request to see if the numbers actually support what you’re being told by politicians and government leaders? News5’s takes a look at the laws designed to make this information accessible and how they work.
Open records requests are an important tool that we as journalists use to hold government and law enforcement agencies accountable while also promoting transparency. Colorado’s laws allow you, our viewers, the same rights to open records and public information.
Colorado has two types of open records laws: CORA and CCJRA.
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