Do campaign donations influence Colorado lawmakers’ votes on bills? We put it to the test.

KUNC: Lawmakers recently debated a measure that would have required Colorado’s ski resorts to make their injury and fatality data public.

The measure pitted one of the state’s most iconic and lucrative industries against safety advocates who say the information would force resorts to become more transparent and accountable to consumers looking to reduce their risks on the slopes.

Before Senate Bill 184 was voted on by a committee in April, Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz and KUNC investigative reporter Michael de Yoanna made a bet on the outcome. Scott, moreover, said he could predict how each of the committee’s members would vote.

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