Peter Marcus

Position: Journal Denver Bureau

Lawsuit aims to allow ballot selfies in Colorado

DENVER – A state senator joined a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Monday seeking to block an archaic law that makes it a crime to show one’s completed ballot to others,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

ColoradoCare would create universal health care payment system

Colorado voters next month will be asked to back universal health care. The lengthy Amendment 69 constitutional question reads in part: “Shall state taxes be increased $25 billion annually in the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment would benefit ranchers, rafting companies

State lawmakers this year referred a ballot question to voters that would eliminate property taxes for individuals or businesses that use government-owned property for a private benefit. The...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment aims to strike slavery language from Colorado Constitution

State lawmakers this year referred a ballot question to voters that would eliminate archaic language in the state constitution that allows for slavery in some cases. The question reads: “Shall...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big presidential ballot awaits voters in Colorado

County clerks are complaining that a crowded ballot of presidential candidates in Colorado is complicating the process and leading to voter confusion. Colorado is one of only two states that allows...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising insurance cost starts blame game in Colorado

DENVER – News that health insurance premiums for the individual and small group market will rise in Colorado, by more than 20 percent for individual plans, has turned political.With the November...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats laughing over Darryl Glenn’s confidence

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn says national GOP interests have largely passed him over this election because he’s guaranteed a win. His comments have Democrats literally...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP hopes Iran deal hurts Michael Bennet

DENVER – Republicans hope to shake up the sleepy Colorado U.S. Senate race by injecting money into making incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet answer for the Iran nuclear deal.The right-leaning...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton and Schwartz battle in District 3 debate

GRAND JUNCTION – The race for the 3rd Congressional District began in earnest on Saturday, as Republican Scott Tipton and Democrat Gail Schwartz debated for the first time.Schwartz, a former state...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislation attempts to curb ADA lawsuits

DENVER – Legislation in Congress attempts to curb lawsuits tied to the Americans with Disabilities Act reported by businesses in Durango and elsewhere. The bill – which is awaiting a vote by the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

First U.S. Senate debate offers few fireworks

GRAND JUNCTION – Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet finally met Republican challenger Darryl Glenn under the spotlight Saturday night in a tame Colorado U.S. Senate debate. The first debate of...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Energy Summit examines intersecting industry issues

DENVER – The theme of this year’s Rocky Mountain Energy Summit was evolution. Stakeholders, including some of the most powerful oil and gas executives in the West, heard from politicians about how...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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