Peter Marcus

Position: Herald Denver Bureau

Clouds again hang over rain barrel bill in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – The chairman of a Senate committee on Thursday delayed a vote on a bill that would allow Coloradans to collect rainwater that falls off their roofs. The move drew criticism from...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reaction to Supreme Court nomination splits down party lines

DENVER – The responses in Colorado to President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination were predictable Wednesday, splitting down partisan lines. Republicans believe the president acted...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado-grown food, farms celebrated in Legislature

DENVER – With the smell of Colorado-grown food wafting through legislative chambers on Wednesday, lawmakers presented their annual honor to the agricultural community. “Each year it seems like we...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would make tampering with a body a felony

DENVER – State lawmakers on Monday advanced a measure that would make tampering with a body a felony – an effort strongly supported and advocated for by the mother of Dylan Redwine. The bipartisan...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Endangered Species Act goes under the microscope

DENVER – Worried that the federal Endangered Species Act often leads to stalled action because of lawsuits and misguided priorities, Western governors on Wednesday hosted a stakeholder process in...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts works compromise on Public Lands Day bill

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Tuesday reached a compromise to advance a measure that would create a Public Lands Day in the state, thanks to a suggestion from Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango. The...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm clears on Colorado rain-barrel bill

DENVER – The Colorado House on Tuesday gave overwhelming bipartisan approval to a bill that would allow Coloradans to collect rain water that falls on their roofs. The House passed the bill 61-3....

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballot proposal filed to raise Colorado minimum wage

DENVER – A ballot proposal to raise the minimum wage in Colorado was filed on Thursday. The effort comes just a day after Republicans in the state Legislature blocked an effort to allow local...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposal would make Colorado Constitution changes harder

DENVER – Coloradans could be asked this November to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution. A bipartisan group has submitted ballot language stemming from a statewide listening...

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

Colorado state senator pushes for wildfire mitigation

DENVER – Durango Republican Ellen Roberts is burning with desire to curb wildfires.The state senator has outlined a list of priorities for the Legislature this year, including securing grants for...

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

Minimum-wage measure dies at Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Republican state lawmakers on Wednesday killed a measure pushed by Democrats that sought to raise the minimum wage in Colorado. The legislation – which also failed in previous legislative...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidates meet in forum

DENVER – Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidates were united on at least one front Thursday – defeating incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. In the first forum of the race, seven of the 13...

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

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