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Michael King

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TWITTER: @PointAustin

Staff writer and former news editor Michael King has reported on city and state politics for the Chronicle since 2000. He was educated at Indiana University and Yale, and from 1977 to 1985 taught at UT-Austin. He has been the editor of the Houston Press and The Texas Observer, and has reported and written widely on education, politics, and cultural subjects.

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Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle

A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Downtown Puzzle: HOT History

Projects under consideration for the historic preservation “funding bucket”

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Point Austin: As the Budget Goes, So Goes Council

Turf battles over uncommitted funds may prefigure 2018

News Column, Sep. 21, 2017

Council: Yes, We Have a Budget

Members approve $3.9 billion budget for next fiscal year

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Austin: City of Petitions

New Linda Curtis-fronted PAC has agendas for days

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Judge Clears Van Boven of Mistreating Patients

Whistleblower “vindicated” after charges of sexual improprieties

News Daily, Sep. 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Which Way to CodeNEXT?

A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Point Austin: Looking for a Magic Bullet

CodeNEXT arguments reflect the complexity of affordability problems

News Column, Sep. 14, 2017

Council: Nickels, Dimes … and Millions

Budget readings slog through a difficult fiscal year

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

A Week in the Life of Budget Deliberations

Divvying up the pot

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT

Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere

News Daily, Sep. 12, 2017 2:50 PM

Point Austin: About That Puzzle

Council seeks consensus on a still-hatching Downtown project

News Column, Sep. 7, 2017

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax

City Council’s HOT debate masks deeper divisions

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Neighborhoods vs. Neighborhoods?

The Austin Neighborhoods Council wants some ground rules with the Downtown Austin NA

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Whistleblower Sues Lakeway Hospital for Illegal Actions

Neurologist's saga continues

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Point Austin: Hot Over HOT

City Council wrangles over Convention Center, hotel taxes, and Downtown's future

News Column, Aug. 31, 2017

Council: Heating Up the HOT Tax

Mayor moves to defend his solutions to the “Downtown Puzzle”

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Budget Development

Ordering from the Concept Menu

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Central Health Gets “Clean” Audit of Med School Funding

Auditors found Dell Med’s spending to be in accordance with Affiliation Agreement with Central Health

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Council: Downtown Puzzle or Rubik’s Cube?

Dais division brewing over hotel tax spending, tourism industry

News Daily, Aug. 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Celebrating the Kellers’ Exoneration

On a happy day, too many others endure criminal injustice

News Column, Aug. 24, 2017

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract

New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Council on CodeNEXT

Four CMs lament inequitable land use standards throughout city

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Pressley Continues to Fight Council Election Loss

District 4 loser takes fight to Texas Supreme Court

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Workers Prevail on Wages at ABIA Hyatt

Six ABIA Hyatt Place Hotel subcontractors stiffed workers out of nearly $240,000

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Council Members Say “#FixtheCode”

Four CMs say CodeNEXT process must strongly address inequality

News Daily, Aug. 22, 2017 2:15 PM

Money Don't Buy Everything, It's True …

City Council plows through housing, energy, and budget hearing

News Daily, Aug. 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract

New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest

News Daily, Aug. 17, 2017 3:35 PM

Point Austin: What History Teaches

Charlottesville resistance an inspiration here and everywhere

News Column, Aug. 17, 2017

New APL Chief Appointed

Roosevelt Weeks takes over on Sept. 11

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

A Council’s Work Is Never Done

Agenda features budget, the future of AE, and a whole lotta housing

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

Merck CEO Dumps Trump

CEO Frazier leaves manufacturing council over POTUS failure on racism

News Daily, Aug. 14, 2017 1:45 PM

With All Deliberate Speed

Short-handed Council on homelessness, management, and carbon

News Daily, Aug. 14, 2017 8:00 AM

NAACP Issues “Clarion Call” to City Government

Linder challenges city to “quit talking” about equity and “send money”

News Daily, Aug. 10, 2017 4:30 PM

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect

The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Point Austin: Priority Problems

While the world burns, City Council does what it can

News Column, Aug. 10, 2017

Honoring the First African-American Council Member

Water treatment plant named after Berl Handcox

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Council: When the Mayor’s Away ...

Water, energy, and homelessness on the mind

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Could Tax Swap Address Spiking Property Taxes?

City collab with AISD could aid homeowners

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Council: Nights of White Linen

As focus shifts to budget prep, agenda goes high-speed

News Daily, Aug. 8, 2017 8:00 AM

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