INDEPENDENT? Three of the Ethics Commission’s five members, as well as the executive director, are staunch Democratic partisans (donkeyhotey / flickr image)
There’s something vaguely unethical about the scenario unfolding at the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission.
The commission is poised to issue a report on a complaint submitted by Colorado Ethics Watch about Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Read more »
SCHOOL CHOICE: The pilot program, which was approved in March 2011, will provide up to 500 Douglas County students with scholarships
DENVER – The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a Douglas County school choice pilot program on Thursday, overturning a much-criticized lower court ruling, and handing the reform-minded Douglas County school board a huge victory in what has been a high profile battle. Read more »
The Club for Growth did not intervene in any of the seven congressional races in Colorado last year
WASHINGTON — Cory Gardner of Yuma was ranked as the 57th most pro-growth member of the House of Representatives by the influential conservative interest group Club for Growth. Scott Tipton of Cortez was ranked the 112th.
In a chamber with 435 members, being rated in the top quarter might be cause for a toast. Yet each Republican bristled when asked his reaction to the ranking. Read more »
HOT AIR? It appears that all those predictions of limitless power from wind were, uh, overblown
Difficult as it is for Cheap Seats to imagine, it appears that all those predictions of limitless power from wind were, uh, overblown.
Turns out that those big propellers take a bite out of the breeze. So much so, in fact, that if a pair of windmills are lined up – meaning one behind the other – the downwind turbine won’t have the same amount of wind as the upwind one. Read more »
Sen. Steve King (R-Grand Jct.) asked the committee to grant eight hours to the state Auditor to reassess targeted CEO records (CNA photo)
DENVER– A scathing audit of the Colorado Energy Office left questions of fraud unanswered – but Democrat members of the Legislative Audit Committee flatly rejected Republicans’ request for a follow up investigation into the green energy entity.
“The Audit committee is a decidedly nonpartisan committee, so the fact that we can’t look further into $252 million of unaccountable spending based on a party line vote is unacceptable,” said Sen. Steve King (R-Grand Junction). Read more »