2012 Transparency Legislation

January 22nd, 2012 by Amy Categories: Colorado, PERA Colorado, higher education, other states, stimulus No Responses

Transparency is still an issue at the state capitol. Early in this 2012 legislative session, three bills could provide taxpayers with additional transparency in government.
HB12-1009 Federal Funds Transparency Act
House Sponsors: Cheri Gerou (R-HD 25)
Senate Sponsors: Kent Lambert (R-SD 9 )
This bill seeks additional information than is currently provided on how each department and agency of [...]

Special district transparency passes

May 1st, 2009 by Amy Categories: general, health care, stimulus No Responses

Things happen fast this time of year at the General Assembly.  Seems like COST just reported that SB 87, increased accountability requirements for special taxing districts, passed the House Finance Committee.  And now more good news.  Senator Morgan Carroll’s bill unanimously passed the full House.  All that’s left is a signature from the Governor.
COST wants to thank [...]

Special districts transparency advances

April 28th, 2009 by Amy Categories: general, health care, stimulus 2 Responses

The House Appropriations Committee voted 12-1 to advance SB 87 Senator Morgan Carroll’s bill that  ensures very basic transparency from special taxing districts, things like:

Creating a basic website so citizens know how to contact and petition their tax-funded government offices
Disclosing to homeowners when they buy a home which special districts they live in and pay [...]

Update: Transparency on the move

March 9th, 2009 by Amy Categories: Public Utilities Commission, RTD, events, general, health care, higher education, stimulus One Response

The Public School Spending Transparency Act will be heard in House Education Committee on Thursday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m.  A list of membership and contact information is below. Transparency advocates are meeting in the basement of the Capitol at 1 p.m.
SB 87, which would provide additional accountability for Special Districts, passed out of the Senate 35-0.  [...]