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Audit: Colorado’s Ethics Commission has questionable ethics

Sloppy record keeping. Failure to follow the state’s open meetings and open records laws. Baffling instructions to anyone brave enough to file a complaint.

Those are a few of the charges the state’s auditor lobbed at Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission, the body that oversees the state’s ethics laws.

Tuesday’s audit is the first since the voter-approved commission formed in 2007. The audit identifies the commission’s labyrinthine complaint process as one of its biggest problems. Continue…