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October 18, 2018

"Robin Hood has become Captain Hook."

– Austin ISD District 1 Trustee Ted Gordon, noting that the state of Texas, via recapture (i.e., “Robin Hood”), is now expected to receive more in local property tax funding than is retained by the school district, and a gross total in excess of the city of Austin’s share of property taxes

October 11, 2018

"The place to do that is on green fields development."

– Save Our Springs Alliance executive director Bill Bunch, seeming to justify his opposition to CodeNEXT by endorsing the very sprawl the SOS ordinance aims to control. (As quoted by our friend Mose Buchele at KUT-FM.)

October 4, 2018

"KUT reporters routinely work more than 40 hours a week to bring our listeners great stories. Last week I worked 51 hours. We just all got a pay cut."

– Audrey McGlinchy, one of many KUT staffers to raise the alarm on Twitter over a new station policy for overtime pay. See "More Off-the-Air Static at KUT," Oct. 5.

September 27, 2018

"True to form."

– U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke at Friday's debate, following incumbent Ted Cruz's remarks about O'Rourke's "belief in socialism" – "like Bernie" – when prompted to say something he admired about his opponent

September 20, 2018

"Any time a specific group is targeted or attacked in our community, our entire community is being targeted or attacked."

– Austin Police Chief Brian Manley on the recent sweep of vandalism against the local Muslim community

September 13, 2018

"The approved Budget follows months of engagement, discussion and debate, and reflects the priorities of the Council and, I believe, the community."

– City Manager Spencer Cronk, announcing City Council approval of FY 2019 budget

September 6, 2018

"We can always say it's easier to create jobs if we pay people less. We don't want to go down that road."

– Council Member Ann Kitchen, last week during Council's consideration of Chapter 380 agreements. See "Support Your Small and Local Businesses," Sept. 7.

August 30, 2018

"It was a tough decision, but after 28 years in this newsroom, I am ready for a new challenge."

Austin American-Statesman Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hiott, announcing to her staff her acceptance of a buyout from the new owners, GateHouse Media

August 23, 2018

"This may be a circumstance where extending these contracts doesn't look good, but it actually does good."

– Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, on Tuesday, following commissioners' vote to extend a contract with Southwest Key

August 16, 2018

"I can't wait until we're all wearing the same jersey."

– Mayor Steve Adler, in remarks just before Council voted to approve an agreement with Precourt Sports Ventures to bring a soccer stadium to McKalla Place

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