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PUC confirmation hearing reopens partisan battles with accusations of bias

Author: Peter Marcus - February 9, 2017 - Updated: February 9, 2017

A Senate committee hearing Thursday on the confirmation of two Public Utilities Commission (PUC) appointees opened up old partisan wounds. Republicans and Democrats thoroughly questioned the appointees — one a Republican, the other a Democrat — over spiking electric rates, federal carbon pollution standards and the potential for bias. The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee […]

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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.