Renfroe says it's "insulting" to accuse him of taking marching orders from Wadhams. Wadhams also dismisses the allegation.
Meanwhile, other legislators are just unhappy they're not allowed to e-mail or text during voting time. Many use the Internet to make records of their votes, Twitter how they voted, and research issues.
"I guess you're going to have to pry my Blackberry out of my cold, dead hands," state Senator Evie Hudak told the Rocky Mountain News.
But Colorado legislators don't have as many restrictions on their online actions as their colleagues in some other states. Last week, Maryland state legislators and staff were banned from logging on to Facebook and MySpace from Statehouse computers because of concerns about downloading viruses and malware. (After an uproar, the rules were changed Wednesday to allow legislators access to Facebook--but not MySpace).
Colorado legislators haven't been hit with any restrictions on their Internet access at the Capitol--at least not since former Governor Bill Owens signed an executive order in 2005 banning the use of government computers to post comments on ColoradoPols.