Ben Markus

Position: Colorado Public Radio

GOP tax bill lines up a potential $300 million bump for Colorado’s budget

There are winners and losers in the GOP tax bill, and a lot of the coverage has focused on what it means for businesses and individuals, but state and local governments have a lot at stake too. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado gun sales hit new high on Black Friday

Black Friday was the biggest day ever for Colorado gun sellers. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation processed 4,779 background checks last Friday, a 10.4 percent increase over the same day last...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Natural gas drilling may never boom again for Western Colorado

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s energy business in a decent spot

For about three years, oil and gas drillers have suffered through low oil prices. In fact, they haven’t been this low for this long in more than a decade. Yet some of Colorado’s largest energy...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s Low Unemployment, Legal Pot Push Employers To Reconsider Drug Tests

In 2013, The Denver Post named Ricardo Baca its first editor for marijuana coverage, making him the staff expert on pot. That meant sometimes counseling new hires on how to pass the newspaper’s...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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