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Austin at Large: A Tale of Two Gregs
While Abbott loses his marbles, Casar and other urban progressives band together
"...the endless petty drama and bad juju between the GOP's own most important players. And everyone knows that, despite..."

June 4, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

We Have an Issue: Ding-Dong, Another Brutal Legislative Session Is Behind Us
This week's Sine Die cover package explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the 87th Texas Legislature
"...police department. The quorum-busting walkout at least denied the GOP an unimpeded slide across home plate...."

June 4, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Lege's Assault on LGBTQIA Texans Fails
Wins for trans youth highlight resistance to theocracy
"...In a statehouse whose GOP leadership has situated itself in previous sessions at the..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

House Dems' 11th-Hour Walkout Stops SB7 In Its Tracks
"Election integrity" bill stymied (for now) as session ends
"...locked their voting devices, and it became clear the GOP majority did not have a quorum present – 100..."

May 31, 2021 News Post by Benton Graham

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans SB 29 Dead, For Now
Critical win at the Lege welcomes Pride Month festivities
"...June special session to revive SB 29, among other GOP bills that faltered Tuesday night (read more). For now,..."

May 28, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Austin at Large: Fool Around and Find Out!
Austin’s wannabe warriors are set to see what this city really thinks of its cops
"...its police. But on Wednesday, Save Austin Now, the GOP-led campaigners behind recriminalizing public homelessness, launched a new petition..."

May 28, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion: Conspiracy Theorists Are Central to the New Voter Suppression. I Got to Know One of Them Too Well.
Op-ed: Austin City Council Member Greg Casar traces a fringe candidate's vendetta against him to Trump's Big Lie
"...The lies they told about my Austin election later..."

May 21, 2021 Column by Greg Casar

Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows Indeed
Do AJC, SAN, really see eye-to-eye on homeless policy?
"...that you'll find the Austin Justice Coalition and local GOP boss Matt Mackowiak lined up on the same side..."

May 14, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin at Large: Stupid Games, Ugly Prizes
With the lives of Austin’s unhoused poor at stake, the city prepares to do something
"...It still required Prop B's backers, who were mostly GOP donors and operatives even if the measure itself enjoyed..."

May 7, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Right Back Where We Started
Texas will do little. Austin will do more. America will validate us. What happens next?
"...alone (unless Florida catches up) can demonstrate as a GOP-endorsed alternative success story to the Biden Democrats' narrative of..."

April 30, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Finds Even More Funds for Anti-Choice Grifters
Alternatives to Abortion program gets $100M in House budget
"...four-year-old girl, prostituted by her parents. Noting the anti-choice GOP’s obsession with protecting the unborn, Johnson said she “hears..."

April 23, 2021 News Post by Mary Tuma

We Have an Issue: Another Day of Gun Violence in America
Do gun owners honestly think we don't have a problem here?
"...don't think there's any talking sense into the Texas GOP, a ruling party that has somehow convinced its followers..."

April 23, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Austin at Large: More Than We Could Imagine
At an unexpectedly delicate moment, Austinites can flip the script on public safety
"...many people disagree with it – not just our GOP overlords and whining police unionists, but plenty of ordinary..."

April 23, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 1 City of Austin Special Election
Our picks for the eight propositions you'll see on your ballot
"...a lot of money) beyond its origins as a GOP messaging scheme...."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Senate Takes Time to Make Austin Pay for De-policing
Making up trouble
"...Huffman, R-Houston, one of many attempts this session by GOP legislators to make hay from Austin's supposedly controversial and..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

As Outrage Grows, the Anti-Voter Train Rolls On
The steady march of "election integrity" legislation continues at the Texas Lege
" polls continue to show that sizable numbers of GOP voters believe the baseless claims of widespread fraud in..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

Austin at Large: We Have Better Things to Do
Stay mad, Dan Patrick! Public safety will be reimagined, with or without you
"...up being only about 15% off target. All the GOP folks need to do is say "Austin!" while making..."

April 16, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...funding into other public safety measures. The newly formed GOP-aligned group has (falsely) suggested that Austin's homicide rate increase..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature

Meaner Streets?
Proposition B: The high-dollar pushback on Austin's homeless policies
"...30-day-out report) has gone to Victory Solutions, an Ohio-based GOP consulting firm, for "advertising expenses" and "voter identification efforts."..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

Encampment Fires Add Fuel to Camping Ban Debate
Mackowiak: "No one has ever run as sophisticated a campaign as the one we are running"
"...a citizen initiative placed on the ballot by the GOP- and police union-backed Save Austin Now coalition, the Texas..."

April 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Election Ticker: Democracy, Dollars
Austinites for Progressive Reform, opposition PACs report campaign finances
"...the outlay, $240,000, has gone to Victory Solutions, a GOP telemarketing firm whose principal, Shannon Burns, while bringing the..."

April 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: On the Ground, in the Sky
Council tackles Austin’s intractable housing crisis in several dimensions
"...poor, whether trying to counter callous disregard from uncaring GOP tough guys or genuine fear from people who are..."

April 9, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Ticker: From Voter Suppression to Salamanders
GOP bills spell trouble for voting rights, Barton Springs
"...Gov. Greg Abbott's pledge to ostensibly improve what GOP lawmakers are calling "election integrity" this legislative session got..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Leans in Hard to Change TxDOT’s Mind on I-35
The road not taken
"...became toxic with exactly the kind of Texans the GOP now depends upon to survive, and until the highest-profile..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Senate Speeds This Year's Abortion Bills Through Lege
Senate speeds this year's abortion bills through Lege

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council Recap: Meet the New Chief, Not the Same as the Old Chief
Chacon commits to change as academy moves toward reopening
"...also clarified that most of the additional $150 million GOP lawmakers claimed was “cut” from APD has been spun..."

March 26, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

LGBTQIA Advocacy Groups Navigate COVID Restrictions While Keeping Texans Engaged This Lege Session
Equality Texas, TENT go online to boost queer, trans voices at Capitol
"...trans and nonbinary youth as child abuse, while Lubbock GOP state Senator Charles Perry’s Senate Bill 29 and House..."

March 19, 2021 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Austin at Large: Blue Blood, From a Turnip
In voting-averse Texas, how can the “election integrity” juice be worth the squeeze?
" vote. It's a great unifying cause for a GOP that's otherwise deeply conflicted about its future; both Trumpists..."

March 19, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Ticker: Someone Has to Pay the Post-Storm Electric Bill
The price is right?
"...The 87th Lege features the return of GOP lawmakers' obsession with policing transgender Texan youth. This time,..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Qmmunity: Queer Rights and Queer Lives at the Texas Lege
News from Austin’s Pink Dome, plus this weekend’s top queer events
"...especially for trans youth who are being targeted by GOP lawmakers with at least 10 anti-trans bills ranging from..."

March 19, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

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