State Representative Steve King of Grand Junction faces a statehouse ethics panel today on allegations he has double-dipped. According to the Denver Post, King, a police investigator, is being accused by Ethics Watch that he asked the state to reimburse him for things such as mileage after records suggest his campaign account already paid those expenses. The group argues that allowing people to claim reimbursements from the state and pay out of campaign accounts is essentially taking state money and putting in their pocket. King believes the accusations are an attempt to ruin his chances in an upcoming Senate bid.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 8:14a)
The City of Montrose should know by February 17th whether it was awarded a $17 million dollar grant to be used towards the 67.00 Road project. The Daily Press reports that even if the grant is awarded, it could take months until the project commences. If the City doesn’t receive the award, it will be shelved until funds are available. The project would create a main arterial road around Montrose from Johnson Elementary School to Ogden Road and also include four roundabouts.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 8:14a)