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A New Firm Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims At Colorado Capitol

Posted: March 1, 2018

The Colorado Senate has moved away from the Employers Council to another firm in at least two ongoing investigations into sexual harassment, KUNC reports.

Littleton Alternative Dispute Resolutions is reported to be looking into those two formal complaints, which are against Randy Baumgardner, a Republican, from Hot Sulphur Springs.

The contact person in those cases is the Senate secretary, who selects firms to investigate, KUNC said. She declined to comment on why a change was made, as did Senate President Kevin Grantham, who further declined to comment on whether he had a role in the selection of the new firm.

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Colorado Lawmakers To Weigh The Findings Of The Lebsock Investigation

Posted: March 1, 2018

Colorado lawmakers will convene Thursday to debate the merits of an independent investigation that the House majority leader says found sexual misconduct allegations against a state representative to be credible, the Associated Press reports. 

Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Democrat who represents a suburban Denver district, has been accused of sexually harassing or intimidating five women, both inside the statehouse and at local bars and restaurants. He has denied the allegations.

House Majority Leader KC Becker introduced a resolution to expel him Tuesday citing the investigation results, which have not been publicly released in un-redacted form.

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Colo. House Democrats Move To Expel Lebsock Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018

Colorado House Democrats will move to expel one of their own, Rep. Steve Lebsock, of Thornton, over sexual harassment claims. Five women have filed formal formal complaints against Lebsock, Colorado Public Radio reports. 

House Majority Leader KC Becker said Tuesday a report from an outside investigator found their allegations to be credible and she plans to introduce the resolution to expel him.

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Capitol ID Card Bill Held Up This Morning In Senate Appropriations

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018

A bill that would allow high utilizers of the Capitol to undergo background checks to bypass Capitol magnetometers stalled this morning in the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

Bill sponsor Sen. John Cooke agreed to a delay to address committee members' concerns with Colorado State Patrol opposition and the bill's creation of a cash fund outside the TABOR spending limits. 

CLA members can access a fuller report of the proceedings here (you must be signed in to view). 

The measure, SB18-116, would enable people to pay up to $250 annually for the photo ID card that, when displayed, would allow them to move into the Capitol without being screened. 

A wide majority of CLA's members and would-be members support improved Capitol access, a recent survey conducted by CLA shows. The association plans to soon widely distribute "Capitol Clear" lapel badges that would let professional lobbyists and others show their support.

See the badge here. 


CLA Issues Important Members-Only Update 

Posted: Feb. 26, 2018

The Colorado Lobbyists Association issued an important members-only update today. 

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