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Paxton Bans State Employees From Donating Pay to Planned Parenthood
But they can still donate to an anti-choice group
"...transaction” – a “new political term” not found in state code, according to attorneys advising Planned Parenthood of Greater..."

Jan. 13, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Could State Employees Get First Cost-of-Living Raise in 21 years?
Austin's own Rep. John Bucy has filed a bill to do just that
"...Last Wednesday, state employees rallied at the Capitol for pay raises and..."

Jan. 27, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Paxton Bans State Employees From Donating Pay to Planned Parenthood
But they can still donate to an anti-choice group

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his State of the City Address before the Real Estate Council..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton
"...In a statement issued Monday, March 23, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Employee Unions Look Askance at Texas Lege’s Pension Changes
Unions give a hard pass on cash balance plan proposed in Senate Bill 321
"...The 87th Texas Legislature's proposal to shore up the state's pension fund is getting a hard pass from the..."

May 14, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

AISD Employees’ Union Urges 10% Raise
With likely increase of state funding, local teachers say: “We’re worth it”
"...demand a 10% wage increase for all Austin ISD employees – nearly matching the compensation growth offered by the..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

State Emergency-Leave Rules Tightened
Comptroller will now verify all applications
"...way to get rid of a scandal at a state agency? Claim it's not a scandal, then tighten the..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Employees to Receive Historic Raises
District, union agree on pay package in wake of state school bill
"...Austin ISD leaders announced Thursday (June 13) that all employees are set to receive a historic raise, following Gov...."

June 13, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

On Consent: AISD Employees See Increased Wages
A 1.5% increase will go to district employees
"...As with all teaching employees, AISD staff have learned that pay raises are not..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

State of the City
Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his state of the city address at a Real Estate Council of Austin luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 2
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his state of the city address at a Real Estate Council..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature

Slash the State
In Texas, the social contract is now written in disappearing ink
"...week's subject (now by default this week's) was the state budget, and the continuing effects of last year's savage..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

GOP Politics Only at State Water Board
Employee fired for emails about Shea campaign
"...policy” related to engaging in political activity while on state time...."

Dec. 18, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

After Cutting Medicaid, State Raids Planned Parenthood
Provider may seek legal recourse
"...Just three days after state officials cavalierly announced they would cut off Planned Parenthood..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data
ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's abortion rates from the public
"...Bill 2, the ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's..."

June 24, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Supports State Rep. Dawnna Dukes
"...Dear Editor, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes always stands up for state employees,..."

Dec. 27, 2007 Postmarks

Everything's Coming Up Green for City Employees in Better-Than-Expected Budget
Cronk: "We can be both lucky and good"
"...City of Austin employees took the spotlight today (Friday, July 15) as City..."

July 15, 2022 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

State Agency Turnovers

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature

Coleman: Perry Slow on State Schools
Legislative Study Group chair asks why governor has left fixing state residential facilities to legislature
"...yesterday for asking legislators to fast-track reform of the state school system (it's a misnomer: It's actually the residential..."

Feb. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What State Police Patrolling Austin Means
Send in the troopers
"...issuing such a threat. DPS "has authority to act statewide—including throughout Austin—to ensure the safety of state employees and..."

March 31, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Day Trips: DuPont State Forest
How a Texas governor tried to help save a forest in North Carolina
"...North Carolina, about an hour south of Asheville, DuPont State Recreational Forest is an island of public land with..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The State Claims No One Is Dying From 120+° F Heat in Prisons
Part 2: The state’s response to the prison heat crisis
"...kind of heat that inmates in two-thirds of the state's prisons – about 95,000 people – have been enduring..."

Aug. 18, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic
"...It wouldn’t be summer without water parks. Around the state, parks with a water theme like SeaWorld in San..."

June 19, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Six known cases in Travis County but actual number likely higher
"...With federal leadership still halting at best, state and local officials have doubled down in the last..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Amid Coronavirus, Labor Advocates Call on State to End Attack on Paid Sick Leave
Abbott fails to account for millions who can’t just “work from home”
"...and now-dozens of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Texas, state leaders have yet to budge in their ongoing efforts..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Top 10 State Stories
Our state leaders bumble through the year
", poor, and in-between – brought suit against the state to demand more resources, greater equity, and an end..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Some State Prison Cells Are Far Too Cold, Families Report
Texas prison agency denies some claims
"...message board on Saturday, as temperatures plummeted across the state. “He said it is already very cold back there...."

Jan. 17, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Yassine Clubs Seized by State
UPDATE: Comptroller seeks millions in unpaid taxes from downtown bars
"...and will extract an estimated $2 million in unpaid state taxes. Small potatoes against coke and money laundering charges,..."

April 25, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

State Enviro Agency Accused of Racism
Three longtime African-American employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality go public with charges that they were denied opportunities for advancement and systematically blocked from salary increases
"...Three longtime Texas Commission on Environmental Quality employees have accused the state environmental agency of racial discrimination...."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

“Morale Is Terrible” at the State Office of Administrative Hearings
Employee survey reflects strong dissatisfaction with SOAH leadership
"...firing of Administrative Law Judge Hunter Burkhalter at the State Office of Admin­i­strative Hearings. While SOAH employees hesitate to..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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