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John TomasicJohn TomasicMay 10, 20175min1921

The Colorado Open Records Act this year will receive a long-overdue digital-era update after <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-040" target="_blank">Senate Bill 40</a> on Wednesday ended its switchback journey over the entire course of the 120-day legislative session Wednesday, finishing in the Senate with an against-all-odds unanimous vote of support. “No one would have guessed it would receive all 35 votes in the Senate,” said sponsor Sen. John Kefalas, a Democrat from Fort Collins. “I think the bill does move the dial forward in meaningful ways and brings up the window just a tad in granting greater access to records that belong to the people.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberMay 1, 20176min410

It’s long overdue for one of the absurd practices of some Colorado government offices to end. Specifically, Senate Bill 40 has been proposed in the Colorado General Assembly to close a loophole created by officials and bureaucrats avoiding their responsibilities to provide citizens access to the information which everyone always has agreed is public.



Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 15, 20173min25
Bad bosses, listen up: If you rip off employees — pinch their tips, pay less than minimum wage, deny overtime or jilt them on expenses — that’s no longer a “trade secret” but now a matter of public record in Colorado. This week Gov. John Hickenlooper put another notch in the legislative pistol of Rep. Jessie Danielson, […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 29, 201711min40

Opening the hood of Colorado's Open Records Act to change out even a few parts is a massive undertaking — too many of the components in this aging machine are moving. Aiming to make some long-overdue digital-era updates to CORA, state Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, started that process months ago and has been wrestling in the legislative and political wiring ever since.


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James AndersonJames AndersonMarch 1, 20177min44

A bill aimed at modernizing Colorado's Open Records Act has survived its first Senate hearing — but with an amendment that could mean trouble down the road. The GOP-led Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday to send Senate Bill 40 by Democratic Sen. John Kefalas to the Senate Appropriations Committee.



Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 1, 20173min22
Senate Bill 40 to make public records more accessible in a digital and searchable format is expected to get a hearing this afternoon. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, thinks he has the agreements and amendments he needs to pass the bill out of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Wednesday afternoon. Privacy […]

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