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Colorado candidates will get a chance to fix errors on campaign filings

Lynn Bartels at the Secretary of State’s Office blogs about an obscure but far-reaching campaign-finance reform signed into law this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper, giving candidates for office “… a chance to correct errors on campaign-finance reports and avoid what could be absurd fines.” As we’ve noted before, the bipartisan House Bill 1155 aims to curb the abuse […]

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Colorado candidates could get a chance to fix campaign-finance oversights …

… before getting slapped with stiff fines over innocent clerical errors in the periodic disclosures they must file with the state. That’s provided the governor OKs House Bill 1155 following its adoption earlier this week by the legislature. Perhaps of even greater consequence, the legislation will make it less likely that Colorado’s strict campaign-finance rules will be gamed as they now are by […]

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Colorado Senate panel votes to reform much-abused campaign law

An oft-criticized feature of Colorado’s campaign-finance law that has been manipulated for years to sling mud and take cheap shots at candidates and political groups is on the verge of reform. The Colorado Senate’s State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee voted unanimously today to send House Bill 1155 to the full Senate for consideration after no one showed up to testify […]

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