Colorado’s state auditor would be authorized to investigate tips about kickbacks, bribes and other state government fraud under a bill unanimously approved by a House committee.
Colorado’s state auditor wants statutory authority to investigate tips about kickbacks, bribes and other kinds of fraud and abuse that might occur in state government.
On matters affecting public information, the General Assembly did little during this year’s session to improve access. The most significant legislative win for government transparency doesn’t actually affect governments.
A bill to encourage state government whistleblowers won the endorsement of a Senate committee, despite fears that private information could be made vulnerable to security breaches.
A bill safeguarding Colorado whistleblowers cleared the House Local Government Committee with amendments and moments of emotionally powerful testimony.
State lawmakers introduced three bills in the opening weeks of the 2016 legislative session intended to safeguard Colorado whistleblowers.