Reporters playing cat-and-mouse with lawmakers in the Capitol, legislators slipping away to secluded restaurant booths, Colorado's open meetings law looks simple enough on paper, but in real world practice it's no easy matter. Ryan Warner talks with former legislative leader Norma Anderson and Durango Herald political reporter Joe Hanel about the ideals, and realities, of open meetings at the Colorado Capitol.

 

This story is part of the State Integrity Investigation, a partnership with the Center for Public Integrity.  Researchers there graded all 50 states for their corruption risk and gave Colorado a D+.  Visit their website to find out why.  

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