Romanoff to get Colorado freedom of information award
Vail, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is being honored for putting House sessions on television.
Romanoff, a Denver Democrat, will be 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 of proceedings on the House floor.
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 and editorial page editor of The Denver Post and as press secretary to former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer.