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The D.A.'s Dodge
"...Cornyn, the state's lead lawyer, can investigate almost anything he chooses. But..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Who's Minding the Clinics?
City/County Divided on Public Health
"...the five county-owned clinics might be closed and their employees dismissed...."

May 1, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
"...– City Manager Toby Futrell, in response to Tuesday's Statesman editorial criticizing her "alarmingly cavalier attitude toward a legitimate..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
The State Policy Committee overturns its earlier rejections of several progressive organizations applying for participation in the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign.
"...returned to the comptroller's office last week, and the State Policy Committee (SPC) quietly came to its senses. In..."

May 11, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Hurting Texans' Health
"...Texans? "Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order, GA-38, says state and local governmental entities are barred from requiring vaccinations..."

Aug. 10, 2021 Postmarks

Commissioners Vote to Fund D.A.'s Public Integrity Unit
State funds for PIU previously vetoed by Perry
"...Public Integrity Unit, which this summer was stripped of state funding for the coming year by Gov. Rick Perry...."

Aug. 6, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

UT Professor Rich Heyman Fired After Arrest at Pro-Palestine Protest
University groups see his firing as intimidation tactic
"...region representative for the UT chapter of the Texas State Employees Union. “This is an escalation of right-wing attacks..."

May 17, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

’Horns Return; COVID to Follow?
The University of Texas community braces for impact as the fall semester gets underway
"...regents at their virtual meeting Aug. 20, the Texas State Employees Union issued 13 demands to "protect all state..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Sounding the Alarm on Texas' Nursing Home System
25% of the state's 1,200 long-term care centers have been cited for serious standard deficiencies
"...of a nursing home had accused one of its employees of abuse. The woman said that as punishment for..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Shared Services or Shared Suffering: UT's Plan to Cut 500 Jobs
Critics charge lack of transparency
"...be centralized in a "Shared Services Contact Center," where employees are each assigned specific functions instead of serving as..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Media Watch: KLRU's Numbers Don't Add Up
The recession has hit at KLRU
"...KLRU management settled a six-month negotiation with the Texas State Employees Union, which had picketed the station twice in..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Wynn, Leffingwell Moved to Undiscosed Location
Mayor, council member meet with Bush, Cheney. The horror, the horror …
"...there to receive accolades for their supportive treatment of employees returning from serving in Iraq (the darker side of..."

Sept. 18, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Community College Funding Crisis Resolved
Deal restores $154 million Perry vetoed in June.
"...of appropriations to cover health care costs for certain employees. (Refresh your memory on this issue here and here.)..."

Oct. 23, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Abandoning the Nest
Hurt by the state's inadequate incentives program, Texas film crews take flight
"...Even independent films are veering from the Lone Star State, with a drop in numbers from 37 tracked by..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Been Down So Long
Piecemeal Relief Is Recommended for Retired Teachers
"...that is 30,000 members strong, points out that other states with a similar retirement system structure "provide much better..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Layoffs at County’s Largest Mental Health Provider Approved by Board of Trustees
Nurse describes “sloppy and dysfunctional” leadership
"...reduction in the agency’s workforce, including layoffs for 48 employees, amid a budget shortfall stemming from inadequate delivery of..."

Sept. 1, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...that last year started the multi-city lawsuit against the state's anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4.) Vela helped pass an interlocal..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

“It’s About Damn Time”
City Council passes first paid sick leave ordinance in the South
"...to eight days of annual paid sick leave to employees. The vote was 9-2, enabling passage on all three..."

Feb. 19, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
Hearing concludes Thursday, with a ruling expected before the weekend
"...If there’s one common theme state attorneys share in defending anti-choice rules in court this..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

The 'Obamacare' Scare
GOP employs national playbook in Travis County House races
"...Even though the Texas GOP holds all statewide elected offices and both chambers of the Legislature, the..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: A Family Matter
Cap Metro employees face another stark decision on their livelihoods
"...and more recently an economic crisis – the unionized employees (about 800 drivers, mechanics, and service workers) at Capital..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Column by Michael King

The Real ID: Big Brother's Comin' Our Way
Federally mandated ID card will be linked to at least a half-dozen or more databases
"...heads toward compliance with Real ID, the federally mandated state-issued identification card that will go into effect next year...."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...in "inappropriate behavior and physical contact," the police report states. The teen tried to leave the car but was..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...made necessary by the Supreme Court rejection of the state's South Texas map was submitted last Friday, and GOP..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature

Renewing the Rainbow
A Preview of the Gay / Lesbian Right Lobby Agenda for the 77th Legislature
"...said the paper misinterpreted his remarks, but his initial statement, whether accurate or not, forced a private meeting between..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Silence of the Dan
The AG Keeps a Lid on It
"...But why? After all, the other state agencies that were asked to predict the financial ramifications..."

Aug. 25, 1995 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Naked City
"...TAB's possible use of corporate funding to underwrite 2002 state legislative campaigns. Said Travis Co. DA Ronnie Earle, "If..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Looking for Mr. Goodbill
A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature
"...host of part-time lawyers, doctors, chiropractors, insurance and real estate salesmen, horse trainers, and dentists descends ceremonially on Austin..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

On The Lege
Knocking Out Hate
"...$5.15 is practically princely. The workers who make the state minimum, mostly agricultural and restaurant employees, are among Texas'..."

March 19, 1999 News Column

Five Highlights From the League of Women Voters Mayor Forum
Candidates talk climate, cops, and city employees
"...Kirk Watson on Austin Water: The former mayor and state senator reminded voters we still need to find a..."

Oct. 28, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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