Transparency concerns linger after Colorado Democrats release secret survey results

KUNC: Democrats at the state Capitol have released the results of a secret survey they filled out last month to help them decide which bills should get a piece of the state’s limited budget.

The documents, which KUNC obtained through an open records request, reveal how lawmakers anonymously ranked 140 bills while the public wasn’t watching.

Lawmakers have withheld the results of the survey in previous years, but party leaders agreed to unveil the latest batch of results months after transparency advocates alleged their private bill-ranking system violates the open meetings law and “deprives the public of observing decision making in real time.”

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