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State ethics commission asserts authority over home rule cities, counties

Author: Marianne Goodland - February 12, 2018 - Updated: February 12, 2018

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In a unanimous vote Monday, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission sent a strong message to "home rule" cities and towns that don't have ethics policies, as well as to those that believe their policies are up to snuff.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.