Peter Marcus

Position: Herald Denver Bureau

State lawmakers debate funding a presidential primary

DENVER – State lawmakers on Monday began debating legislation that would implement a presidential primary in Colorado. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee advanced the bill...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor holds up ‘creative spirit’ of Prince

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper remembered influential musician Prince as a “quintessentially unique creative spirit.” Prince was found dead at his home Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57....

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail Schwartz tops ballot bid in 3rd district

DENVER – Democrats in the 3rd Congressional District are hoping to unseat Republican Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez. Two vied Friday night to make the June 28 primary ballot. Gail Schwartz, a former...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water storage bill advances in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – The Colorado House on Tuesday gave initial support to a measure that would require a study of water storage in Colorado. Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, has pushed for the bill for several...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ban the box’ legislation advances in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – A House committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would prohibit some employers from asking about a person’s criminal background on an initial application. The effort is known as “ban...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gay conversion therapy bill dies in Legislature

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans on Monday killed legislation that would have prohibited gay conversion therapy for minors. The move marks the second time in as many years that Republicans...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental Protection Agency proposes Superfund for San Juan County

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency has formally proposed a Superfund listing in San Juan County. The recommendation will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, which sets off a...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cruz makes clean sweep of Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz swept to victory in Colorado on Saturday, taking all of the state’s pledged delegates. On Friday, the U.S. senator from Texas took...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado budget advances in Legislature

DENVER – Rep. J. Paul Brown pushed so many unsuccessful amendments during budget debate in the Legislature on Thursday that he jokingly confessed to his colleagues: “I’m going to have to go home...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

More Republicans consider hospital provider fee restructure

DENVER – State Rep. Don Coram of Montrose may become the latest Republican to break from GOP leadership to support a controversial restructuring of a hospital provider fee to free money. Coram...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain barrels bill goes to full Colorado Senate

DENVER – The political clouds in Colorado have parted in favor of allowing Coloradans to collect rain falling from their roofs. Once a storm of controversy, the now-famous rain-barrel legislation...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alamosa Republican supports hospital fee restructuring

DENVER – An effort to restructure a hospital fee to free money for state spending advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a day after it was introduced with a GOP sponsor. Sen. Larry Crowder, an...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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