Young: Colorado Democrats kill some bills in secret. That’s likely illegal — or it should be.

Colorado Newsline: Democratic members of the Colorado Legislature during previous sessions appear to have violated the state’s open meetings law. And they’re poised to do so again this year, even though they’ve been warned.

Leaders of the Democratic caucus deploy an online survey to determine which bills that spend money advance or die. As was highlighted by reporting from Scott Franz of KUNC, the survey is secret.

No public debate. No transparency. No accountability.

And since it’s conducted by a party that has enjoyed majority control of the Colorado House and Senate in recent years, the private poll is influential.

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