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Amy Smith

Amy Smith has been writing about Austin policy and politics for over 20 years. She joined The Austin Chronicle in 1996.

81 articles in 2006   •   page 1 of 3

Cracking Craddick's Calendar

Judge gives Craddick until Jan. 12 to provide information to court to determine whether his private calendar contains details about public business that would warrant its release under open-records laws

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

McCall Comes Calling

News Daily, Dec. 27, 2006 11:01 AM

Myth, Reality, and the State Budget Surplus

Depending on who's doing the talking, next year's budget will have Texas sitting on billions of dollars ... or hot air

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2006

Cracks in Craddick's Calendar?

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2006 11:07 AM

Perry's Kind of Democrat

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2006 2:14 PM

Gay Basher Plans Perry's Gala

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2006 8:17 PM

Perry Shuffles Press Offices

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2006 3:59 PM

Turnaround Tale

Annie's List jumps out of the red and into the blue

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Eggnog U Rall Haikus

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2006 6:10 PM

Get Out Your Hankies

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2006 6:50 PM

Special Election for State House Dist. 29

News Daily, Nov. 27, 2006 4:17 PM

Former State Senator Killed in House Fire

Former state Sen. Frank Madla died over the holiday weekend in a house fire.

News Daily, Nov. 27, 2006 11:17 AM

Post-Election Coverage: Vouchers crap out

School-voucher proponent James Leininger contributed more campaign dollars this election cycle than in previous elections, but his gamble on GOP candidates didn't pay off at polls

News Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

Hunting Blind

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2006 1:03 PM

Annie's List Loses Director

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2006 1:10 PM

He Supported School Vouchers, Sex, and Drugs

Beyond City Limits

News Daily, Nov. 16, 2006 4:52 PM

Election 2006: Key Texas Races

Key Texas election returns

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2006

Thanks for Coming, Tommy

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2006 9:13 AM

Strayhorn Says Accenture Taking Texas to Cleaners

Comptroller releases report charging that agreement between Accenture and Health and Human Services Commission was crafted to benefit Accenture's bottom line, and that the company has already profited despite series of missteps

News Feature, Nov. 3, 2006

I am Grandma, Hear Me Roar

News Daily, Nov. 2, 2006 1:08 PM

Bell files ethics complaint

News Daily, Nov. 2, 2006 9:37 AM

Welch's Sparkling Juice

News Daily, Nov. 1, 2006 5:43 PM

Kerry on, Perry

News Daily, Nov. 1, 2006 12:42 PM

Grandma's House of Horrors

News Daily, Oct. 30, 2006 3:13 PM

That's so 2004

News Daily, Oct. 30, 2006 8:26 AM

Invisi-Bell Halloween Mask Instructions

How to magically appear on Nov. 7

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

The Rise of the Invisible Man

Can longshot Democrat Chris Bell ring up a miracle?

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

Backstage With Bell

Chris Bell knew the TV debate was his one shot, so he tried to hit it out of the park

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

Perry looks over his shoulder

News Daily, Oct. 24, 2006 3:31 PM

Who's Paying for LCRA Growth?

The LCRA’s wholesale customers are asking tough questions about the agency’s expensive expansion

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2006

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas

Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards

News Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

Ann and Bob: What happened?

News Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas

Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards

News Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

What Is the Texas Energy Center?

Is it a taxpayer-financed boondoggle for the oil and gas industry, or an economic development driver of new jobs and cutting-edge technology?

News Feature, Sep. 8, 2006

Salvaging Our Parks

Texas State Parks Advisory Committee releases list of recommendations for saving long-neglected state park system

News Feature, Sep. 1, 2006

Gubernatorial Booty

How our candidates for governor are spending their dough

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2006

Campaign War Chest

Secretary of State Roger Williams' officeholder account is brimming with more than $200,000 in donor cash, suggesting that he has been stumping for dollars ever since Gov. Perry appointed him to the post in 2004.

News Feature, Aug. 18, 2006

Jollyville Salamander Not So Jolly

Save Our Springs Alliance files suit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to respond to petitions to add the rare Jollyville salamander and Val Verde County's San Felipe gambusia to the endangered species list

News Feature, Aug. 18, 2006

Supremes Say DeLay Must Stay on Ballot, Hammer Says Bowing Out

Legal fight between state Republican and Democratic parties screeches to a halt with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's swift rejection of GOP's appeal of previous court rulings to keep DeLay on November ballot

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2006

Voucher Creep?

Appointment of Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond to state Task Force on Test Security raises eyebrows and red flags

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2006

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