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Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
When it comes to voter suppression, there's a big difference between deliberate and accidental. That's why it's highly damaging to the state of Texas that yesterday a federal court ruled, once again, that the state's voter ID law deliberately discriminates against minorities.

12:00PM Tue. Apr. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Managing Secrets
Like nature, City Hall abhors a vacuum. Among many administrative vacancies bubbling Downtown is the prominent absence of a permanent city manager to follow Marc Ott, who last August stepped down to take another job.

9:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Sounds Like a Plan … or Three
City Council adjourned at the fairly miraculous hour of 5:52pm last Thursday (April 6), and while most of the credit goes to a relatively brief and uncontentious agenda, Mayor Steve Adler and his colleagues did plow through the 49 Items at a fairly brisk pace.

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Saldaña Quits AISD Board
”After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation as the board trustee for District 6.”

1:45PM Fri. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Conservative lawmakers succeeded in funneling millions of dollars from the state’s environmental agency into the anti-choice Alternatives to Abortion program (A2A), which oversees taxpayer-funded, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), during a marathon House budget debate.

8:35PM Thu. Apr. 6, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
On Monday, after five months of review, the city’s relatively new Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities released its anticipated report concerning how to help dismantle the glaring problem in ostensibly progressive Austin.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Merck in Austin?
Friday afternoon, March 31, the city of Austin announced a proposal to provide economic incentives to New Jersey-based pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co., in return for the creation of 600 jobs and a total proposed investment of $28.7 million in a company IT hub, eventually planned for the “Innovation Zone” near the Dell Medical School complex.

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 3, Michael King Read More | Comment »

No Sanctuary
Mayor Steve Adler talked to reporters Thursday afternoon about his Wednesday meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, but brought home precious little news to share. There was little opportunity for dialogue, he said, and Kelly offered no Trump administration definition of “sanctuary cities.”

6:00PM Thu. Mar. 30, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Once More Into the PUD
There was plenty of business at the March 23 City Council meeting, but by the time matters concluded, a little after 1am, observers could be forgiven for imagining that the only item on the agenda was the proposed Austin Oaks PUD.

8:00AM Mon. Mar. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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