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The State's Schoolyard Spats
Perry, Dewhurst, and Gallego all have their own plans
"..."split tax roll" – allowing businesses to be taxed statewide at a different rate than local residential taxes –..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

"...Employees of a Whole Foods store in Madison, Wis., recently..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature

Point Austin: Jobs to Go
The sunny side of the state's assault on social services
"...Last week, the Texas State Employees Union discovered yet another new wrinkle in the..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Three longtime state employees are dismissed -- with prejudice -- in a witch hunt over sexual harassment allegations.
"...about the firing of three staff members in the state Senate Media Services Office ("Senate Fires at Will"). I..."

Sept. 14, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Nickel-and-Diming It
Security in State Jobs
"...Traditionally, one of the things that has made state employment attractive has been the relative job security it..."

May 21, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Pickett v. Riddle: House Floor Smackdown!
Lawmakers tussle over bill that would help state employees that volunteer with foster kids
"...Pickett's measure to amend the Government Code to allow state employees up to five hours leave time per month..."

April 23, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Health and human services "reorganization" could cost 7,400 jobs
" number of pink slips to be handed to state employees this fall is still a big question mark,..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

'Ich Bin ein Cheesehead'
Austin unionists prove they are Madison as hell
"...If the GOP hoped Wisconsin would become ground zero..."

Feb. 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sex and the Senate
What will it take to curb sexual harassment at the Texas State Capitol?
"...November), was tasked with researching best practices in other states to "prevent and eradicate" misconduct in the Legislature. The..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...bill mill, and its policy and legal arm the State Policy Network...."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Legislators Unite Against Capitol Bus Stop Removal
State has ordered busy stop removed for "security upgrades" to Capitol
"...legislative delegation has united against the plan by the State Preservation Board to remove the Capital Metro bus stop..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Driving Strikewards?
Transit union to vote today on latest Capmetro contract offer.
" already below what is offered to city and state employees...."

Aug. 20, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Chronicle
The New Governor opens his campaign for re-election.
"...For the last two legislative sessions, George W. Bush's State of the State addresses lacked only red-white-and-blue bunting to..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Billy Clayton's Flying Circus
State, City Head for a Dogfight Over Mueller
"...being strafed by the low-flying puddle jumpers of the State Aircraft Pooling Board. The what? Think of it as..."

Jan. 17, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas’ Maternal Mortality Committee Loses Advocate, Adds Anti-Abortion Doctor
As committee expands, former advocate role is eliminated
"...the county with the lowest life expectancy in the state, she’s seen other pregnancy complications unfold firsthand...."

May 22, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

TribFest Recap: Red and Blue Teams Find Common Ground Before the 88th
Six points of agreement as the new Legislature coalesces
"...task of lawmaking in a sharply divided country and state with rapidly developing life-or-death issues on the agenda...."

Sept. 25, 2022 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Tom DeLay to Todd Baxter
Top 10 state stories
"...court decision by Austin Judge John Dietz put the state leaders on the defensive, but this November (after much..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Texas Has Kicked 1.3M Kids Off Medicaid, Most Often for Incomplete Applications
The state has the rest of April to process another 195,000 pending cases
"...children, then Greg Abbott’s Texas is a massive failure,” state Rep. John Bucy wrote on X Tuesday. “This is..."

April 12, 2024 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Voter Empowerment?
Austin's ThinkVoting has an app for that
"...current gubernatorial election, according to the Texas Secretary of State's office. And the view from day three of early..."

Oct. 23, 2014 News Post by Greg Harman

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
"...own household budget -- let alone that of the state of Texas -- you might recall that old TV..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The State Policy Committee Politically Purges the State Employees' Charitable Campaign
"...what to do with it. Yet in post-Bush Austin, state employees are apparently about to be told to whom..."

April 13, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Staff Infection
Sick of Low Wages, UT Staff Vow Three-Day 'Burnt Orange Flu'
"...-- works nights as a telephone enumerator at a state agency to make ends meet. "I held out as..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Union's Due
Labor lawyer David Van Os stands accused by former employees of blocking their attempts to organize
"...a bare-knuckled champion of workers' rights in a 'right-to-work' state, where 'concerted activity' among employees is synonymous with treason...."

April 6, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...a public relations assault that opened with an Austin American-Statesman cover story. In what may be a new record..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature

No Growth at the Growth Fund
Despite charging millions of dollars in management fees, the Texas Growth Fund has returned zero to the state
"...legislator wants to make an inappropriate contact to get state investment managers to put money into a pet business,..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Million-Dollar Man
AG press spokesman Ted Delisi also works as a campaign consultant to George Bush.
"...-- are not illegal. There is nothing in the state's ethics code that prohibits state employees from having outside..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

New Bill Would Give Most Texans 12 Weeks Parental Paid Leave
In the words of Cardi B: I got a baby. I need some money. I need cheese for my egg.
"...the aisle are making an effort to make this state (at least marginally) better suited for new parents. So..."

March 10, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Fear & Loathing
Travis County says goodbye to a coyote-killing machine
"...and "nuisance" wildlife management to Texas Wildlife Services, a state office of a highly criticized federal government program that..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Mutual Interests
Military might makes investments right for teachers and state employees in Texas.
"...growth fund represents a relatively recent effort by the state of Texas to become a more active force in..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...have made the switch to a digital satellite system. Employees will be paid to provide satellite owners' addresses to..."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

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