Peter Marcus

screen-shot-2017-01-22-at-7-25-41-pmPeter Marcus covers the legislature for Colorado Politics. Previously, he covered politics, the governor’s office, legislature, and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.


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Recent Posts by Peter Marcus

Proposed marijuana home-grow limit upped to 24 if patients register

Legislation aimed at cracking down on marijuana home-grows was heavily amended to allow medical cannabis patients and caregivers to cultivate up to 24 plants. House Bill 1220 started with a limit of 12 plants before lawmakers upped the count to 16. In the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday – in what some described as a Kumbaya […]

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Ed Perlmutter expected to announce a run for governor

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is expected to announce a run for governor as early as the end of the month, ColoradoPolitics has learned. “If it was up to me, we would announce sooner rather than later,” confirmed Perlmutter campaign consultant Steve Welchert, a high-profile Democratic strategist. Perlmutter’s pending announcement was pushed up by news that […]

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Centerpiece transportation funding bill crosses first hurdle

State lawmakers learned Wednesday what a “long, strange trip” lies ahead in coming up with a transportation funding solution. The legislature is still “truckin’” on a proposal to raise $695 million per year after a centerpiece funding bill passed its first test on Wednesday. The legislation would fund everything from traffic relief to buses and bike […]

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Republicans oppose protecting non-citizens from a federal roundup of minorities

Democrats on Wednesday advanced a measure aimed at preventing the federal government from rounding up minorities in the wake of a Trump presidency. Much of the more than three-hour debate on Wednesday revolved around whether House Bill 1230 should be named after former Gov. Ralph Carr, who fought the use of internment camps for Japanese Americans. The […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper makes case for delaying confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday that it might be appropriate to delay the Supreme Court confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a cloud hangs over President Trump’s administration. Pointing to recent statements by FBI Director James Comey confirming an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and whether Trump associates were in contact with Moscow, Hickenlooper […]

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Compromise in the works on Hospital Provider Fee to fund rural Colorado

Senate Democratic Leader Lucia Guzman on Tuesday asked a committee to kill legislation that would have restructured the Hospital Provider Fee, saying she is working on a bipartisan fix. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, the president pro tem, is working with Guzman, though he declined to offer details on the proposal, which is still being crafted. […]

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Poll shows Colorado voters favor limiting marijuana home-grows

Colorado voters favor limiting the number of marijuana plants that can be grown at home, according to a survey obtained by Colorado Politics. There is broad support for limiting home grows to 12 plants, according to the Keating Research poll, which was conducted between March 8-13. Colorado voters favor the 12-plant limit by 21 points, 57 […]

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