Bar hours bill draws veto threat from Gov. Hickenlooper
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Gov. Hickenlooper threatens to veto legislation extending bar closing hours

Author: Peter Marcus - March 16, 2017 - Updated: March 16, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper is threatening to veto legislation that would allow local governments to extend bar hours past 2 a.m. In a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, Hickenlooper said he is “unpersuaded that extending alcohol service hours will enhance public safety or lead to less intoxicated […]

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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.