Politics http://kajx.org en Voting in Peru http://kajx.org/post/voting-peru <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; My husband and I recently returned from a fascinating trip to Peru, where we floated down the Amazon (the headwaters are in the Peruvian Andes) and hiked Machu Picchu.&nbsp; It’s always instructive to learn that people in other countries have a different perspective on some topics than we do in the United States.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:01:50 +0000 Frieda Wallison 15095 at http://kajx.org Voting in Peru Why did the ballot measures fail? http://kajx.org/post/why-did-ballot-measures-fail <p>Traveling throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in the days leading up to the November 5 election, I was impressed by the slick signs trumpeting two of this year’s ballot issues in Pitkin County: “Vote YES on Amendment 66” and “Vote YES on Questions 4C and 4D.”&nbsp; Amendment 66 was, of course, the statewide financing proposal for public education that would have raised the income tax rate for all Coloradans, by 8% for those making $75,000 or less a year and by 27% for people making above that amount.&nbsp; Questions 4C and 4D were about a new recreation center in the mid-valley Crown Mountai Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:33:22 +0000 Frieda Wallison 10008 at http://kajx.org Why did the ballot measures fail? State Sen. Wendy Davis Wows Pitkin Democrats http://kajx.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://kajx.org State Sen. Wendy Davis Wows Pitkin Democrats McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level? http://kajx.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://kajx.org McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level? Aspen Ideas Festival - Politics of the Possible http://kajx.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-politics-possible <p>Politics of the Possible</p><p>Where are the opportunities for bipartisan consensus and policy solutions? What's required to make that happen?<br><br>George Mitchell, Thomas J. Wilson, Melody Barnes, Tim Pawlenty, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rita Braver<br><br><br> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:40:15 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3675 at http://kajx.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Politics of the Possible