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Five ways to improve government transparency in Colorado

Five ways to improve government transparency in Colorado

John Frank (Denver Post)- John Reynolds died in police custody in Olathe after the 25-year-old stabbed himself with a letter opener and an officer Tased him multiple times before handcuffing him.

Colorado State University awarded 124 employees pay hikes that topped 10 percent even though roughly half their employees received raises closer to 2 percent.

Rocky Mountain Human Services, a Denver nonprofit that serves people with disabilities, misspent millions of dollars and provided employees annual Costco memberships for personal use.

And Adams County paid a $250,000 combined severance to three former district attorney’s office employees after they resigned.

In all four situations, Colorado officials initially hid the details from the public — abetted by inadequate state laws regarding government transparency.

Click here to read the full story in the Denver Post.

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