Which lawmakers will support transparency over lobbyists

April 19th, 2012 by Amy Categories: Colorado, higher education, politics No Responses

COST just received word that HB 1252, a bill that would require Colorado’s institutions of higher education to make public financial information accessible online, finally will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee next week.  An amended version of sponsor BJ Nikkel’s bill passed the House education committee on February 27.
Sources tell us that the [...]

Transparency 101: How Jeffco did it…

September 3rd, 2009 by Amy Categories: health care, higher education No Responses

Jefferson County Administrator Jim Moore is a bureaucrat on a seemingly impossible mission.  He wants to re-establish trust between Jefferson County residents and their government. How? By being as open and transparent as possible.  According to a blog post from Moore:
Complete and accurate information is the best antidote to the spin and sometimes deliberate misinformation that has [...]

Jeffco sets standard on transparency

July 20th, 2009 by Amy Categories: health care, higher education No Responses

COST wants to thank Jefferson County for being “one of only a handful of Colorado government entities to post line-item expense account charges, contracts and the county’s checkbook. All the information is in a searchable database available to anyone with access to the Web,” according to Charley Able from the Lakewood Edge. 
Jeffco’s Transparency Initiative sets the [...]