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Analysis: Under Amendment 41, Even Compassion is Suspect

Amendment 41 was intended to purify Colorado’s political system, to remove the poison pill of thinly disguised bribery from the equation. To some degree, it has succeeded. But the measure has gained notoriety for its unintended consequences, as well.

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HB10-1404: Independent Ethics Commission Seeks Move To Judicial Branch

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission, created as a result of voter passage of Amendment 41 to advise lawmakers and government officials on ethics issues, Thursday won a House committee’s approval to move from the state’s executive branch to its judicial branch.

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Ethics Committee Puts Kibosh on Free Trip for Lawmaker

A state lawmaker cannot accept an expenses-paid trip to attend a conference for drug companies and other health-related industries at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, Va., the state’s Independent Ethics Commission said Thursday

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Colorado Ethics Panel Clarifies Gift-Ban Questions

Colorado lawmakers can go on tours paid by corporations as long as the costs don’t exceed $50, the state’s Independent Ethics Commission said in an opinion Monday. READ THE OPINIONS HERE.

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