Campaign finance reform

Democratic lawmakers in Colorado introduce bills to reform campaign finance laws

DENVER – Democratic lawmakers are trying to increase the transparency and equity of the system for financing political campaigns with four bills that were introduced Wednesday at the state...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups call for getting ‘big money’ out of politics

DENVER – As the latest quarterly presidential fundraising numbers were trickling in on Thursday, Colorado students and progressive groups called for campaign-finance reform. At the center of the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet pushes for big reform

W ASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is on a mission to limit campaign contributions, make them more transparent and reduce the incentive for lawmakers to be influenced by those contributions....

DATE: June 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Colo. GOP ‘Super PAC’ director enters a guilty plea

DENVER – A Virginia-based political consultant who recently pled guilty to coordinating campaign spending between a congressional campaign and a political action committee served as the director of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery money powers Colorado ballot questions

DENVER – This November, Colorado voters will be asked to get big money out of politics.But it will be mystery money fueling the campaigns for their votes.Coloradans will see three citizen ballot...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 campaigns submit petitions for fall ballot

DENVER – Critics of big money in politics turned in 177,000 signatures Monday to the secretary of state, enough to all but guarantee they will get their initiative on Colorado’s fall ballot.Also on...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign finance reform

The flood of money into political television ads has caught the eye of campaign-finance reformers, who are pushing Amendment 65.It would change Colorado statutes to “instruct” the state's nine...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare Colo. Super PACs influence local polls

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about campaign finance in Congressional District 3.By Joe HanelHerald Denver BureauDENVER – Super PACs are the bogeyman of the 2012 election,...

DATE: July 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall aims at campaign finance reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., introduced legislation Tuesday to reform presidential campaign finance aiming to boost the role of small, public donors in presidential races.“The public...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News