As the first stimulus money flowed into Colorado, it was doled out to shovel-ready transportation projects — and some of Gov. Bill Ritter's former law partners.
Ritter hired the politically connected firm of Hogan & Hartson three months ago to work on issues surrounding the state's disbursement of federal stimulus funds. The firm has been paid $40,000 through June and is expected to file monthly bills.
The state attorney general's office deemed the no-bid contract acceptable, according to the governor's office, which said the state needed to move quickly to get legal opinions on stimulus money.
How Halliburtonesque of them....