State Politics http://aspenpublicradio.org en Personhood's Third Attempt Seeps Into Colorado's Close Senate Race http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/personhoods-third-attempt-seeps-colorados-close-senate-race Colorado voters will once again decide on an amendment that would give unborn babies the same constitutional and legal rights as a person. The measure is bringing out some familiar faces – it’s also impacting one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country.<p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:07:38 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22097 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Personhood's Third Attempt Seeps Into Colorado's Close Senate Race Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/campaign-finance-post-mccutcheon <p> The April 2 five-four decision of the United States Supreme Court on campaign finance in <em>McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission </em>has elicited the predictable polar opposite reactions from commentators.&nbsp; The decision has been hailed by many as reinforcing the fundamental Constitutional right of free speech and strengthening the role of the parties in the political process.&nbsp; Conversely, the decision has been vilified in some quarters as giving the wealthy a larger voice in politics than they may already have to the detriment, it is said, of the general public.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:54:18 +0000 Frieda Wallison 17579 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-21st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Carolyn Sackariason, from the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times, join us today.</p><p>This week, the evolving story about relocating residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park in Basalt.&nbsp; Eight families remain and their communications with the town are deteriorating.</p><p>In Aspen, a proposed Habitat For Humanity project moves forward.&nbsp;</p><p>And following a bus crash last year, attorneys start digging into the safety record of the Roaring Fork Transit Authority.</p><p>Also today, we talk today with a senior political reporter at <em>Politico</em> about a meeting next week in Colorado of high-end Republican party donors.&nbsp; Organized by a supporter of gay marriage, these GOP donors want to reshape the direction of the party.</p><p>And, on the download with Rob St. Mary – How the web makes it easy to financially support public radio.</p><p>It's all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 14618 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 State Sen. Wendy Davis Wows Pitkin Democrats http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/state-sen-wendy-davis-wows-pitkin-democrats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Texan stole the show at the </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Democrats’ annual fundraising dinner last night. State Senator Wendy Davis gained national attention earlier this year when she held an all-night filibuster in the Texas legislature, over the issue of access to abortions. Last night Davis held the floor for a much shorter period of time at the Lazy T Seven Ranch.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:55:35 +0000 Elise Thatcher 6043 at http://aspenpublicradio.org State Sen. Wendy Davis Wows Pitkin Democrats McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mccloskey-speaker-series-governors-aspen-whats-working-state-level <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A conversation featuring with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Michael Pence of Indiana, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on their priorities, toughest challenges and successes.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This year's panel of governors will discuss important social issues affecting their communities.<br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:58:08 +0000 Rob St. Mary 5089 at http://aspenpublicradio.org McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level?