Romanoff gets Colo. freedom of information award
April 30, 2009
DENVER ” Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff has been honored for putting House sessions on television.
Romanoff, a Denver Democrat, was given the Sue O’Brien Award for Public Service by the Colorado Freedom of Information Council on Thursday.
Romanoff led a campaign to establish a nonprofit broadcasting organization to provide live, streaming video coverage House proceedings.
His couldn’t run for re-election last year because of term limits.
The Freedom of Information Council includes news media, libraries, booksellers and others dedicated to preserving open government.
The award is named for the late Sue O’Brien, who worked as a radio broadcaster, editorial page editor of The Denver Post and press secretary to former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer.
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