Key Dem’s advice to Hick: Think twice before hiking taxes on pot

Author: Peter Marcus - January 18, 2017 - Updated: January 18, 2017

Concerns have been raised that a proposal by Gov. John Hickenlooper to raise marijuana taxes would divert sales to the illegal market. It’s an interesting theory, considering the governor’s office has made curbing so-called “gray” and “black” market sales a priority. Former state Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, who led much of the effort around Proposition […]

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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.