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Demand and Supply
The CBAC makes its recommendations, and the school board ponders its options
"...600 hours of meetings, 70 hours of site visits, and 14 staff presentations, the Citizens' Bond Advisory Com­mittee made..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election Results: Meat and Potatoes
Travis County, Austin ISD come up big on bond projects
"...may not match the tectonic political shifts in Virginia and New Jersey, but Travis County voters reaffirmed their progressive..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fat and Mostly Healthy
City Rolls Out Brave New Budget
"...Let it not be said - as we and others have said about the last few city budgets..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall Hustle: Milk Cows and Cash Cows
AE's uncertain future means wobbly program budgets
"...the utility in general. (See "All Things Budgetary ... and WTP4.") But as budget adoption nears, there's another battle..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Fun and Games With the City Budget
The city takes its budget process on the road
"...With the figures on the board calculated as thousands, this means players were essentially being tasked with freeing..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

'Service Reductions' and 'Unmet Needs'
What the numbers show
"...cuts to departmental budgets to be considered by public and city officials. In addition, each department was also asked..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...Colorado River Park. But while supporters - including Reynolds and Mayor Bruce Todd - have hailed the stadium as..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...That disappointment was followed by a financial scandal – sort of – when the Austin American-Statesman, employing..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MoPac and the Expensive Mess That Never Ends
Engineering company renovating the beleaguered stretch of highway gets bought out
"...the Colorado-based engineering company responsible for the project's design and construction – originally scheduled for completion in Sep­tem­ber 2015..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Braden Maccke

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...The train is about to leave the station, and the rubber is meeting the road...."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Lean and ... Leaner
A preview of the city's proposed (and shrinking) budget
"...in the General Fund, which is where your sales and property taxes live and which supports city departments that..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Signed and Sealed
With Bradley Out of the Way, Council Turns Attention to Stratus
"...expeditious. The room was packed for the public hearings, and the City Council voted to give each side one..."

March 31, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Saturdays With the Superintendent
AISD Task Force gets called in after school
"...though it had only been called late Friday night, and it is unclear how many members of the board..."

Jan. 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Adventures in Can-Kicking
Austin ISD approves 2010 budget, avoids tax fight
"...road? That's the Austin Independent School District budgetary can, and it got kicked there last night by the board..."

Aug. 24, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'Surely We're All Worth a Nickel?'
Will AISD flinch from tax election?
"...one of the lowest tax rates in Central Texas and in its own recent history. Meanwhile, its teachers are..."

Aug. 23, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Shortchanged
A lot of belt tightening and creative thinking make getting by with low dollars possible for AISD
"...school district costs, how little the state puts in, and how much Texas pulls out, it's a minor miracle..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD Salary Screw Up
UPDATE: Accounting system failure leads to underpaid teachers
"...system screw up left an unknown number with miscalculated and short salary checks...."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Law & Order
Council argues, Buehler arrested, grass green
"...his triple felony indictment by a Collin County a grand jury is confirmed; a police accountability activist is arrested..."

Aug. 3, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Billion-Dollar AISD Bond Goes to Vote in November
Billion-dollar bond will go to vote in November
"...The package includes major renovations and new construction at 16 campuses around the district, including..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD’s Big Balancing Act
The Austin Independent School District is considering bringing a $1 billion bond to voters in November. That's a lot of money. What all would it do? And can the package keep everybody happy?
"...has a lot of real estate to worry about and a lot of buildings that need repairs or replacement...."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Budget Afterthoughts
Council members offer post-approval thoughts on FY 2016 budget
"...had any brief post-mortem thoughts on the new budget, and if their own priorities had been fulfilled/partially fulfilled/not fulfilled...."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Post by Michael King

We're 49th! ... Or Just Seventh of 10
Union and Austin ISD argue over teacher pay – and what to do about it
"...School, surrounded by teachers wearing "AISD 49ers" shirts, teacher and staff union President Louis Malfaro argued that the ranking..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Green Fallout
Picking up the parties and the pieces, there remains much work to be done
"...after a too-long Saturday evening of surfing election parties (and the occasional partygoer) that I realized how exhausted I..."

May 19, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...time in the winter of 2008 when a pool maintenance staffer with the Parks and Recreation Department made a..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Cap Metro Cans Veolia
Rail firm dumped, two new contractors to be voted on this afternoon
"...morning Capital Metro terminated its contract with rail service and operation firm Veolia Transportation, and the board will vote..."

Dec. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Growth Funds: ACC's Bond Proposal
Community college asking for $386 million
"...combined value of $386 million, on the November ballot, and will seek backing for a property tax rate increase..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
"...budget for the 2010-11 school year. However, the smiles and applause for the unanimous vote marked the end of..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Whose Budget?
The council asks for a new budget, and Futrell delivers the same old bill
"...her proposed 2006-07 city budget to the City Council, and the news was basically good. The state and local..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Budget Games
As the economy improves, Council looks toward next year's budget
"...politics a few days before, when local criminal judges and both the district and county attorney had officially requested..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...hundred or so people -- young professionals, sunburned ranchers and workingmen, middle-aged homemakers, and a handful of children in..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

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