An ethics committee this morning dismissed a complaint against Rep. David Balmer, saying there is no evidence the Centennial Republican acted inappropriately during his race for minority leader.
Reading further I came across this bizarre assertion from Rep. Curry,
Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, said the work of the legislature on the complaint shows that lawmakers "can police ourselves.
"But I do think this is a wake-up call for all of us to read the rules," she said.
I'd argue that it proves just the opposite. These ethics panels never hold any legislators accountable for anything. A few years Rep. Joe Stengel was caught essentially stealing money from taxpayers and got off scot-free. They are a complete farce.