State Politics http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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? Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-18th-2013 <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);">Pitkin County’s library is moving ahead with designs to expand, but the plan is significantly scaled back because voters turned down funding the project.</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);">In Southwest Colorado, a massive wildfire closed down businesses in tourist towns. Now businesses are trying to recover...They’re applying for special loans.</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);">We’ll talk about fire with Congressman Scott Tipton. In response to deadly forest fires he has sponsored legislation to thin forests so they are less explosive.</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);">And, we’ll make a trek to Gothic, Colorado on the other side of the Maroon Bells where scientists have been studying a colony of marmots....for more than 50 years.</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);">Finally today...The Thompson Divide Coalition’s attempt to buy out oil and gas company leases is not new...It’s been tried in other Western states.</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);"> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Marci Krivonen 4711 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 McCloskey Speaker Series - Decision-making & Leadership: Views from the Statehouse http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mccloskey-speaker-series-decision-making-leadership-views-statehouse <p><span style="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); display: inline !important; float: none;">A conversation featuring Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Jay Inslee of Washington and Peter Shumlin of Vermont on priorities, issues, and successes. Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:05:38 +0000 Rob St. Mary 4507 at http://aspenpublicradio.org McCloskey Speaker Series - Decision-making & Leadership: Views from the Statehouse