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Legislative Bill Would Hide How the Sausage Is Made
HB 4181 would add new exemptions for legislative records from open records requests
"..."Relating to the organization and efficient operation of the legislative branch of state government." Much of the bill is..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Council: They Bring Their Ukes Along
Today at City Council: It's gonna be a long one
"...having a new, permanent city manager following today's City Council meeting (Thu., Dec. 7). Two Items (including the morning..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Council, Court, and the Lege
Council announces proposal, 5th Circuit hears arguments, and more
"...In this week's News Roundup, the new City Council lays out a plan to (hopefully) streamline meetings, a..."

Jan. 12, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council: A Busy Week at the Lege
City Council and the mayor confront the controlling state
"...Although officially on spring hiatus last week, City Council's beat goes on, especially during the legislative session, when..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council Watch
Business as Usual: After Bradley, Council Moves on to Other Things
"...those of you having trouble keeping up with the council's itinerant meeting schedule, relief is on the way. After..."

April 7, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

News Roundup: Council Gets Dirty
Representatives engage in ... legal combaaaaaat!
"...In this week's news roundup: Council votes to deliver a $600,000 settlement to the family..."

Feb. 8, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Council-Manager or Managing Council?
Mayor backs down on private funding of staff, but Council doubts remain
" still appears as Item 35 on today's City Council agenda (Thursday, Feb. 26), the Mayor's Better Austin Foundation..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

City Council Looks at Homelessness, Climate Change, and Gun Violence
Post-summer Council hits the dais running with 149-Item agenda
"...City Council returns today (Thu., Aug. 8) for its first meeting..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

News Roundup: Congress, Council, & Concealed Weapons
Guns in; refugees out
"...vacancies for Tea Party candidates to fill, a former Council candidate says that city hall must allow concealed guns..."

Sept. 8, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council Preview: Short Termers
City Council resumes regular business today, on a short-term fuse
"...Flush from its FY 2016 budget deliberations, Council returns to a regular agenda today (Sept. 17) with..."

Sept. 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

CodeNEXT Petition Authors Sue City Council
Anti-rewrite group seeks judicial guidance on public vote
"...City Council has been sued. Just before 2pm on Friday afternoon,..."

June 1, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

With a Possible Update to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Former Council Members Recall Local Scandal
How a misunderstanding changed Austin politics
" February dubbed unconstitutional – that entangled seven City Council members in apparent violations back in 2010-12. None of..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Protest
"...Protesters gather outside the the 46th American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting at the JW Marriott Downtown..."

Aug. 15, 2019 Photo Gallery

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
" is advocating], and you also look at the Legislative Appropriations Requests that were filed by the Texas Education..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Council Watch
Details of the Bradley Settlement are finally made public and opened up to debate; Bill Spelman announces that he will not run for re-election to Place 5.
"...'will they or won't they'" support the deal. The council meeting today (Thursday, Feb. 17) should provide the first..."

Feb. 18, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council: Feelin’ Grove-y
All PUDs all the time at City Hall
"...There's certainly a chance City Council will have time to address matters other than the..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Marriott Pays, Austin Annexes
White Lodging agrees to repay $2.4 million in waived fees
" labor – will apparently end at today's City Council meeting (Oct. 1) with White Lodging's agreement to repay..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council Watch
As the Lawsuit Looms...
" becoming increasingly steeped in suspicion. Two weeks ago, Councilmember Brigid Shea's office requested a chronology of the negotiations..."

May 5, 1995 News Column by Alex de Marban

News Roundup: Rodney Reed, the Austin Marathon, and Council
Efforts to free Reed continue; Council talks housing
"...• Defeated City Council candidate Laura Pressley is continuing with her efforts to..."

Feb. 16, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Council: Take the Steam Train
Can the city and Uber and Lyft come to an understanding?
"...City Council returns today (Sept. 25) to its home away from..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

A Legislative Session Just for Dan Patrick
How much can go wrong in 30 days?
"...And even as a first-term lawmaker, Hino­josa knows what legislative veterans hold as Lege gospel: "30 days isn't enough..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic
"...City Council is prepared to approve at its meeting today, Oct...."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...City Council's 10-1 format is now into its fourth year, meaning..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Council Reconsiders Committee Structure
"We can make the process more efficient and effective”
"...The new City Council's first regular meeting is not until next week (Jan...."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council Dials Back Laws Targeting Homeless
In response, Abbott again threatens to save Austin from its elected leaders
"...on locally enacted progressive policies: the decision by City Council to ease three decades-old ordinances that seek to control..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council: Here Comes CodeNEXT … Eventually
Office pool projections start at spring of 2018
" work its way around the holidays, and City Council is no different. A special-called meeting Tuesday afternoon officially..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council Preview: Marriott Pays Up
Thursday ends fee dispute, broods contact teams, and welcomes torment
"’s legal and political victory. According to the backup, Council approval will accept “White Lodging Services Corp.’s payment of..."

Sept. 29, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Council: Sweet Summertime
CMs work through full agenda before break
"...Last week's was the last formal meeting of City Council until Aug. 7, although there's some cleanup work this..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Water Into Whine
With this week's Council late start, what will happen to Citizens Communication?
"...Biggest news preceding Thursday's City Council meeting (April 10) is that it won't begin until..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council Watch
Rollin' Out the Welcome Wagon
"...failed baseball stadium bond vote. But of the seven councilmembers, only Ronney Reynolds bothered to attend a specially called..."

Oct. 13, 1995 News Column

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