Editorial: Is Colorado’s secretary of state dodging transparency?

The Durango Herald: Recently, the Colorado Springs Gazette and its sister site, Colorado Politics, asked, under the state Open Records Act, for a complete copy of the Colorado secretary of state’s electronic lobbying disclosure database, a searchable compendium of who lobbies for whom in Colorado.

The information must be disclosed by law and furnished by the office of the secretary of state.

You can see why this is important. Even if one is agnostic about getting money out of politics, or skeptical about the feasibility or wisdom of somehow undoing the Supreme Court’s Citzens United ruling, everyone except some lobbyists and lobbyers thinks lobbying should be transparent. So does the law.

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