GOP party chair calls for investigation of Madden’s CU ties |

GOP party chair calls for investigation of Madden’s CU ties

DENVER State Republican Party chairman Bob Martinez called Wednesday for an investigation of a potential conflict of interest by House Majority leader Alice Madden, D-Boulder, who sponsored legislation that gave money to an university organization she represented.Martinez said Madden voted for a measure (House Bill 1317) that would give $316,000 to the Energy & Environmental Security Initiative at the University of Colorado Law School.Madden resigned from the board earlier this week after the funding was questioned, but she rejected suggestions she violated state law, which requires lawmakers to disclose conflicts of interest.Madden said a witness at the hearing noted she served on the board and no one questioned it at the time.

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