PERA Board: Ego trumps reality

December 2nd, 2011 by Amy Categories: Colorado, PERA Colorado, politics No Responses

Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a rare voice of reason on Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees, told News Talk 1310 KFKA talk show host Amy Oliver in a recent interview that when the Board voted to maintain an unrealistic 8 percent rate of return one Board member provided the following reason, ”We [...]

$55 per hour for transparency

August 19th, 2009 by Amy Categories: health care, special districts No Responses

Transparency shouldn’t cost this much.  Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay anything to see how their money is being spent.
Independence Institute investigative reporter and editor Todd Shepherd discusses how one government entity wants to charge him $55 per hour to fulfill his Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request.