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Failure of alcohol ‘cleanup’ bill opens up the possibility of a ballot drive

Author: Peter Marcus - March 6, 2017 - Updated: March 6, 2017

In killing a grocery store alcohol sales “cleanup” bill on Monday, some in the Capitol argue the Senate dismantled a “historic” compromise reached last year and renewed talks of a ballot drive. On an 18-17 vote that split the parties, the Senate killed a bill to extend liquor licenses to stores such as Walmart and Target that […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the 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.