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Citizens United
"...Dear Editor, Briefly regarding Ken Paxton’s barring employees from donating to Planned Parenthood [“Paxton Bans State Employees..."

Jan. 13, 2020 Postmarks

Lawmakers Agree to Improve School Funding
Full-day pre-K, financial assistance, and more to support the state's public schools
"...HB 3 and its $6.5 billion investment in the state's K-12 system, providing pay raises to most school employees,..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Reefer Roundup: 2/24/12
Your drug war news
"...citizen tips – the orange octagonal sticker contains a statement that police had served a search warrant there as..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

OSU Chimps Leave Primarily Primates
"...Nov. 16 over a decision to move seven Ohio State University chimpanzees that were brought to PPI earlier this..."

Nov. 20, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...Convergys/HHSC fiasco ["Naked City," News, Dec. 16]. Well, the state is at it again. Right now the Department of..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Column

Human Services Privatizer Stumbles Again
Accenture loses another contract in Colorado, but keeps doing business in Texas
"...hired by Texas to privatize a portion of the state's social services system – lost another contract with the..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Sound of Falling Dominoes
The state budget crisis is only one piece of a much larger, distressing government puzzle.
"...reckless and ill-considered budget-slashing going on down at the state Capitol. More precisely, hardly considered at all -- huge..."

May 30, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Coming of Age
Earth Share Grows Greener Through Payroll Deductions
"...based on the idea that public and private sector employees ought to be able to give money to environmental..."

June 5, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer
The shocking history of America's sleaziest tabloid
"...touches upon the tabloid’s plausible impact on the present-day state of affairs, it’s a killjoy way to begin a..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...two counts in exchange for a two-year term in state jail for improper sexual conduct, as well as 10..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on the presidential ballot in Texas, finding that the state's rules on ballot access are constitutional. The Nader campaign..."

Sept. 3, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Out of Reach
Living Wage Eludes the Average Austinite
"...As local economic prognosticator Jon Hockenyos told the Austin American-Statesman on March 3, "you're talking about a very healthy..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Chronicle Endorsements for 2022 Travis County Elections
Our picks for state and local races
" like-minded Austin voters, volunteers, activists, advocates, entrepreneurs, city employees, state and UT employees, elected officials – just a..."

Oct. 21, 2022 News Feature by the News Staff

Civics 101
"...STATE OF STATE EMPLOYEES Texas State Employees Union (12,000 strong)..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 19-26
"...DISPATCHES FROM U.S. SOCIAL FORUM The Texas State Employees Union hosts this report from the U.S. Social..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar: Oct. 1-8
" honor local businesses for recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities. Today's the deadline for nominations: Friday02..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature

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Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature

Comptroller's Cupboard Not Bare
Texas confirms it actually has the money to pay employees the raise it promised them.
"...Remember the state employee pay raise the Lege passed last session? Well,..."

July 10, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
Trying to revive insurance for kids
", the six-month rule threw a wrench into the state's goal of whittling down the state's grotesque number of..."

April 27, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Small Victory, Bitter Defeats
A small win for the good guys, followed by a huge loss.
" an Internet charter-school program under the supervision of state universities. Authored by Public Education Chairman Kent Grusendorf, R-Arlington,..."

May 2, 2003 News Column by Michael King

AISD Reverses on Domestic Partner Benefits
District will review decision in wake of recent SCOTUS rulings
"'s business as usual for Austin Independent School District employees in domestic partnerships...."

June 28, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Accounting and the War on Women
anti-PP groups claim non-profit engages in fraud
"...the Gulf Coast, which includes the claim that the state's largest PP falsified patient records in order to bilk..."

Aug. 15, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Civics 101
"...STATE OF STATE EMPLOYEES Texas State Employees Union (12,000 strong)..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Column

Naked City
" to resolve its differences with production and engineering employees represented by Texas State Employees Union Local 6186. KLRU..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature

Dying in Committee, Part 1
The first casualties of the legislative session are the bills that will never be debated in the chamber.
" raise for everyone are actually finding that some state employees are missing out because their boss just doesn't..."

May 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Our readers talk back.
"...happy islanders have gotten huge rewards from other gullible states. In each instance, cost savings have melted as breath..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Column

Making Ends Meet
The new AISD budget hurts, but less than in past years
"...Aug. 23, lacks controversy for several reasons. Last year, statewide cuts, combined with a particularly hard hit from the..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Military-Petroleum Complex
The Second Iraq War and the cronies of state capitalism
"...renewed every five years. The deal requires the United States to supply oil to Israel even if it causes..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Lines in the Sand
Austin Legislators Prepare to Redraw Their Own Districts -- While Doing Business as Usual
"...says Barrientos, "but it will include teachers, kids, and state employees." Indeed, he's become the teachers' go-to guy in..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Historic Pease Elementary Becoming Child Care Center for AISD Teachers
Pease rises from the ashes with federal renovation funding
"...the school into a child care center for AISD employees...."

Sept. 4, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

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