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With More Pro-Voucher Republicans Elected, What’s Next in the Fight Over School Vouchers
Dems look to flip Republican seats in the November election
"...often religious, schools. The scheme is being pushed by Republicans across the country to undermine public education. It’s also..."

July 12, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...them to wear capes and march through American cities. Republicans and Democrats alike wanted to claim to represent a..."

July 5, 2024 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Opinion: One Year Later, Local Leaders Must Be Bold Despite “Death Star” Law
A San Marcos city council member urges localities to push back on anti-democratic forces and address their communities’ urgent needs
"...responding to our communities’ needs no matter what far-right Republicans in Austin say...."

July 5, 2024 Column by Alyssa Garza

The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Veterans Leading the Charge
Psychedelic healing around Austin and beyond
"...helped persuade former Gov. Rick Perry and other anti-drug Republicans to join Democrats in passing HB 1802, a bill..."

July 5, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Legislature for a long time as Democrats and rural Republicans banded together to block it. A Texas Tribune and..."

June 28, 2024 News Feature

Theatre Review: Trinity Street Playhouse’s A Million More to Go
Play examines preposterous political climes with chuckles galore
"...In Maricopa County, Arizona, state Senate Republicans took it upon themselves to challenge the 2020 presidential..."

June 21, 2024 Arts Feature by Cat McCarrey

Austin ISD Sees Opportunity for Big Money in Leasing Land
Untapped properties could help teachers, per superintendent
"...keep local teachers teaching at a time when Texas Republicans have blocked funding increases for public education. And the..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Community Organizer Doug Greco Challenges Kirk Watson
Mayor’s race shaping up to be Watson vs. three other liberals
"...leadership will be for Austin’s queer community as Texas Republicans are poised to ramp up attacks on the rights..."

June 21, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin ISD Budget Shortfall Could Put School Closures on the Table
Desperate times may lead to desperate measures
"...wants to wait another year to see if Texas Republicans agree to increase school funding in the 2025 legislative..."

June 7, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...can on my own to address the border” after Republicans in Congress did not pass a bipartisan border security..."

June 7, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...donors, while Rinaldi used the position to purge moderate Republicans, The Texas Tribune reports. But the party has some..."

May 31, 2024 News Feature

How Texas’ School Funding Scheme Contributed to Austin ISD’s Massive Budget Shortfall
Recapture is just one puzzle piece
"...a modest boost. But at the last minute, Senate Republicans tacked a school voucher plan onto the bill at..."

May 24, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Suburbanites Opt to Leave Austin, While Voters Keep Austin Blue in Weekend Election
Turnout was about 6% for the historic election
"...could impact the future of school funding. If anti-tax Republicans like Zimmerman or Mackowiak were elected, Democrats up and..."

May 10, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Point Austin: Everything Old Is New Again
The long, honorable history of students “disturbing the war”
"...This heavy-handed response has mostly been the institutional pattern..."

May 4, 2024 News Post by Michael King

As Sunday Protest Looms, 80 Arrested Protesters Still Face Charges
More thorough arrest affidavits mean no immediate dismissal
"...A new law enacted by Texas Republicans puts elected prosecutors at risk of removal from office..."

May 3, 2024 News Post by Austin Sanders

UT’s War on Students
A peaceful protest spiraled when law enforcement showed up. Now the university has doubled down.
"...to discuss APD’s role in the campus protests. Texas Republicans have taken the opposite position: 34 House GOP members..."

May 3, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Stop the Insanity!
"...to defund the government. The Democrat candidates complain the Republicans will screw up the system by lowering property taxes...."

April 27, 2024 Postmarks

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...aren’t ashamed of it. Gonzales was set off by Republicans opposing aid to Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine. “I serve..."

April 26, 2024 News Feature

Budget Cuts Are Coming to Austin ISD
And probably a tax increase too
"...out that cuts would not be necessary if state Republicans (who they referred to as “the Legislature”) had not..."

April 26, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Having a Plan for When Shit Hits the Fan: A Journey in Prepping
What disaster preparedness experts have to say about best-laid plans for worst-case scenarios
"...next year. If Donald Trump doesn’t win and the Republicans feel that Joe Biden stole another election, it could..."

April 26, 2024 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Will D.A. Garza Be Removed From Office Over Handling of Drug Cases, Nonexistent Abortion Crimes?
Petitioner hopes so, legal experts say it’s unlikely
"...primary over a well-funded opponent who was supported by Republicans. [inset-1-right]..."

April 26, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Endorsements for the May 4 Travis Central Appraisal District Election
It's the first time we're voting for these positions
"...Travis County, Democrats fear this low-information election could allow Republicans to gain power in the staunchly progressive area...."

April 19, 2024 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...in 2010, as Dunn was working to undermine moderate Republicans. The megadonor’s influence has only grown since, despite revelations..."

April 12, 2024 News Feature

The Luv Doc: Be Patient
What next? People with “Baby on Board” stickers?
"...make defunding adult education a linchpin of the Texas Republicans’ platform as well. Let’s be honest: Education has never..."

April 5, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

First-Ever Appraisal District Election Is Small Battle in GOP-Dem War Over Taxation in Texas
Elected Dem- or GOP-backed candidates would have outsized power over district
"...Travis County fear the May 4 election could allow Republicans to gain power in what is a staunchly Democratic..."

April 5, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Project Connect’s Paxton Problem
As new cost estimate and timeline are revealed, the project faces potential delays from the A.G. and a lawsuit
"...session, it could face the organized ire of anti-Austin Republicans again. Still, ATP is confident their case will hold..."

April 5, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Travis County Judicial System Prepares for Enforcement (or Not) of SB 4
Judges are urged not to deport people
"...4’s constitutionality on April 3. But the fact that Republicans on the nation’s highest court turned their backs on..."

March 29, 2024 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...by conspiracy theories about the unreliability of voting machines, Republicans in Gillespie County (county seat: Fredericksburg) counted ballots by..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature

Experts at SXSW Ponder AI and the “Future of Truth”
Will the tech go the same destructive route as social media?
"...to reluctantly agree. He noted that everyone, even the Republicans and fascists among us, have, through the years, shared..."

March 12, 2024 SXSW Post by Brant Bingamon

“Lie Detectives” SXSW Panel Tackles Political Disinformation Ahead of Election
Katie Harbath and Sasha Issenberg share political insights
"...to do more to prevent its spread online, but Republicans would “dispute the premise” that disinformation could be harmful..."

March 8, 2024 SXSW Post by Austin Sanders

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