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Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: No Free Lunch
If you want good candidates, you're going to have to pay for them.
"...If the question is "How do we fix Austin politics?" your answer probably won't be, "Pay Leslie and..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council prepares to decide which charter amendments go before the voters.
"...the city charter costs nothing while promising to improve Austin public life, well, there you go. The devil makes..."

March 15, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Pondering the Charter
"...• Austin Fair Elections Act/Clean Campaigns for Austin public-financing system. Placed..."

March 15, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Was this election the end of an era?
"...from a long-ago football game -- a Monday night affair when Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor sacked Redskins quarterback Joe..."

May 10, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

News Roundup: Schools, Fair(?) Housing, and Plastic
TEA releases rankings, Linda Curtis returns, and more
"...the city releases its draft report on "Impediments to Fair Housing," and the Fifth Circuit takes on free speech..."

Dec. 29, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Point Austin: The Way Things Are
Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls
"...Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that Senate Bill 14, enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2011, "was passed, at..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Happy Fourth!
Feel good about America, but not too good
"...quickly. First was the upholding of the Affordable Care Act, in response to a lawsuit so silly that even..."

July 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: 'No Bueno'
Court says the Lege still trampling on voting rights
"...stage confirmed, he has a real knack for saying exactly the wrong thing. The latest example was his response..."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Annexation Relief Act
Council Aids Its Newest Citizens
"...have thought, during the afterglow of the May 1997 elections when the Green ticket swept the City Council races,..."

May 1, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Point Austin: Learning From Experience
The things they won't tell you in Texas schools
"...biased against Chris­tianity, and therefore the board needs to act to prevent this continuing outrage. Secondly, there's the ongoing..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Race Matters
The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list
"...appointed in November as one response to two high-profile Austin Police Department incidents: the 2016 fatal shooting of unarmed..."

April 7, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Mostly local scuttlebutt, with trips to Cuba and Denver
"...Clean Campaigns for Austin's fight for the right to petition voters in major..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

A Primer on Prop. 1
Mike Clark-Madison summarizes the Austin Fair Elections Act.
"...of the people who gathered signatures to put the Austin Fair Elections Act on the May 4 ballot, you..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Chartering a Course
A preview of the Charter Revisions Proposals
"...Looking for the secret to Austin's vaunted quality of life? Look no further than the..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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The misleadingly named Austin Fair Elections Act proposes an unneeded "cure" for a healthy body politic.
"...The Austin Fair Elections Act: It sounds so pure, it seems..."

April 19, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Postmarks
Everybody talk about: pop music, aquifer protection, police presence, even doggie do and doggie don't.
"...Police Contract Nuts & Bolts..."

May 18, 2001 Column

Chronicle Endorsements
The Chronicle's endorsements for city council and charter amendment proposals
"...Charter Amendments Despite the length of its meetings, the Austin City Council really does only two things: It spends..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature

Teenage Mutant Ninja Politics
The Hypocritical Limits of Campaign Finance Reform
"...It's true that the new law won't actually take effect until November (after the current election cycle),..."

April 5, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...have no real differences with Jackie Goodman ["Governing Post-Boom Austin," April 12]. Jackie Goodman is a good woman, who..."

May 3, 2002 Column

How Can Wynn Lose?
The mayoral odds are with Wynn, but could a run-off be a race?
"...Scenario 1: As is now typical in Austin, fewer than one in eight eligible citizens vote on..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election
"...Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
Curtis gets political
"...Member Beverly Griffith override term limit rules is campaign-finance activist and former council candidate Linda Curtis. (She ran in..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Ralph Nader and the Green Party are willfully naive about the consequences of their recent electoral actions, but events such as their upcoming People Have the Power Tour are the birthplaces of broader, more effective coalitions, the setting for new alliances.
"...for their willful blindness to the consequence of their actions, I won't go on too long. Reading Amy Smith's..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column by Louis Black

May 4 Election Wrap-up
"...1 Jump the Ethical Gun? Proposition 1, aka the "Austin Fair Elections Act," is now a dead issue. Voters..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Drawing Lines on Prop. 1
The city debates campaign finance reform.
"...finally heating up. If passed, Prop. 1, aka the Austin Fair Elections Act, would institute a system of public..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
No More Produce 'n' Politics
"...Travis County's early voting system, probably before the fall elections. Such a pullout, which County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir has..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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Endorsements are a pain, but we think they are also a service to our readers.
"...-- we not only cover our community, we aggressively interact with it. Doing endorsements is part of what we..."

May 3, 2002 Column by Louis Black

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The city of Austin claims to support live music and film, but its actions speak louder than its slogans.Chronicle AISD Endorsements, 2002Endorsements in Austin Community College Board Election. The Chronicle Endorsements for the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
"...Austin calls itself "The Live Music Capital of the World,"..."

April 26, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"..."Yet this former activist -- and Politics editor of this paper -- is..."

April 26, 2002 Column

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