Peter Marcus

Position: Journal Denver Bureau

Grocery store alcohol battle turns to governor

DENVER – Supporters of a legislative effort to allow the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in grocery stores are worried that the governor might veto the bill. Standing inside the Capitol...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado legislative failures open door to ballot drives

DENVER – With the Legislature failing this year to advance bills on several key issues, citizens and interest groups plan to continue the conversation on the ballot this fall. The list of issues...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature fails to act on presidential primary

DENVER – State lawmakers failed to create a presidential primary in Colorado, despite cries from across the state following chaotic caucuses. One bill, which would have required temporary...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol-sales bill sent to skeptical governor

DENVER – The Legislature on Wednesday backed the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in grocery stores, in what could be historic action. The decades-long “beer battle” has cast a shadow...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado owes millions to oil and gas companies

DENVER – With just days left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are addressing a “crisis” following a Colorado Supreme Court decision that found the state owes tens of millions of dollars...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A simple Public Land’s Day bill sent to governor

DENVER – After heated political wrangling over a seemingly simple bill to create a Public Land’s Day in Colorado, lawmakers finally agreed to set a date. The third Saturday in May would be a day...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction defects talks collapse in Legislature

DENVER – Negotiations on construction defects reform collapsed Thursday in the Legislature, just as state lawmakers began debating affordable housing bills. At the start of the legislative session,...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Blaha gets on ballot amid chaos of Senate race

DENVER – The Colorado Republican primary for U.S. Senate spun into chaos, as two candidates fought for a position on the June ballot. A Denver District Court clarified Thursday morning that...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump divides Southwest Colorado’s GOP lawmakers

DENVER – Two of Southwest Colorado’s three lawmakers say they will support Donald Trump after news Tuesday that he is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. Reps. Don Coram of Montrose and J....

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana-in-schools bill sent to governor

DENVER – Students would be guaranteed the ability to use medical marijuana at school under a bill that was sent to the governor on Tuesday. Highlighting an evolution on the subject, the Senate gave...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fracking bans struck down by Colorado high court

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to hydraulic fracturing critics, striking down efforts to curb the controversial practice in local communities. The ruling paves the way...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican Keyser makes ballot after court challenge

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser will be on the June primary ballot. A Denver District Court ruled that petition signatures excluded by the secretary of state’s office should be...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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