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Time for Public Financing of Elections
"...that I can spend some time and energy advocating for public financing of campaigns and against corporate corruption and..."

April 13, 2008 Postmarks

The Race for the Third
Kuhn and Goodwin face off for high-profile appeals court
"...3rd Court of Appeals race on which the candidates for the open Place 4 seat – Democrat Kurt Kuhn..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Handicapping Slots for Tots
The pols and the lobby shuffle the deck on gambling for education'
"...chairwoman Tina Benkiser can convince Rep. Garnet Coleman that Republicans aren't driving the gambling issue this session...."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Lege for Sale?
Uber and Lyft splurge on lobby to deregulate themselves
"...laws, buy some new ones. That’s not an option for most of us, but mega-corps Uber and Lyft have..."

March 14, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Here Come the Judges -- Again: Round Two for Owen, Pickering
Texas progressives mobilize against federal judicial nominees Priscilla Owen and Charles Pickering
"...on the Senate floor," said Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, of the Bush administration's renomination of..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Questions for Visa
A few things we might ask before we provide corporate welfare
"...agreement (a vote is expected next week), in return for the city's annual grant, "Visa is proposing to establish..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Lobbying for Little People
A Profile of Austin's Center for Public Policy Priorities
"...Patrick Bresette, and the other lobbyists from the Center for Public Policy Priorities are not like the others. Like..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Never Enough Time for Ethics
House GOP leadership seems determined to pretend bipartisan reform bill quietly disappearsName(s) of subject
"...Poor Mary Denny. The Aubrey Republican, chairwoman of the House Elections Committee, is under fire..."

April 22, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

How Generous Texans Are!
"...Dear Editor, Recent advertisements for casino gambling in neighboring states have reminded me just..."

Jan. 17, 2005 Postmarks

Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...plentiful but well-regulated, allocated through a sensible, transparent, and enforceable system of verifiable metrics?..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Looking for Tony
Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.
"...El Pasoans "grew up" with Sandra Day O'Connor, a former homegirl...."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Doing Prop 2 Some Justice?
Think tank weighs in on Stop Domain Subsidies amendment
"...Subsidies charter amendment – is generating, the folks at Texans for Public Justice have written a report on the..."

Oct. 22, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice: Which CAMP Are You In?
Privatizers launch new strategy for school board elections
"...In public education today, there are basically two camps. One side..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Science-Based “314 Action” PAC Attacks Congressional Candidate for Her Legal Work
PAC pitches hardball against Shannon Hutcheson in TX-10 Race
"...endorsement of “314 Action … the nation’s largest resource for scientists and STEM professionals running for public office.” On..."

Feb. 26, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Moravec, Woog Announce Texas Justice Initiative
Texas justice, now tracked
"...Local journalist Eva Ruth Moravec and former UT research analyst (and current Penn Law research fellow)..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Trials of Our Would-Be Rulers Highlight the Limits of American Justice
In Trump and Paxton trials, the rules don’t apply
"...For the last several days, we’ve been provided a glimpse..."

April 19, 2024 News Post by Michael King

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign
"...advocates, progressive groups, and state legislators are gearing up for another long fight to defend pro-choice rights under the..."

Feb. 9, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Justice Demands Affirmative Action
In UT admissions case, 'diversity' is important – but justice more so
"..."almost," since the consequences in the real lives of Texans – of higher education denied – are often severe..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...For the first time in a decade, voters in Texas'..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
"...and eventually picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election
Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot
"...recommendations earlier than in the past, since voting – for those of you using mail ballots – has already..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Gov. Abbott Announces State of Disaster, Urges Texans Not to Hoard
Governor says more facilities will have testing capabilities soon
"...Nim Kidd, Gov. Greg Abbott today tried to reassure Texans about the current health crisis spurred by coronavirus, which..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Are We Ready for Legal Weed?
Ambitions inch higher as the Lege finds common ground on cannabis
"...optimism over the opportunities on deck growing, at least before Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick throws up his usual forcefield..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: A Movement for Common Sense
Saturday rally highlights public support for gun regulation
"...two of the organizers of the Capitol "Texas Rally for Gun Sense" this Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Neither had..."

April 5, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: Loving the Pope
Is Frances the plural of Francis?
"...messages of openness in the Church hierarchy, and respect for all of God's creations, have given the Catholic Church..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Life in Prison for Hemp
José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.
"...It was the kind of favor Peña often did for friends and family, no matter how distant the relation..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

For Some Countries, Slow Fossil Fuel Phaseout Already Has Life-and-Death Stakes
A Fiji climate activist explains “1.5 to stay alive”
"...As the world’s eyes turn to Dubai for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), Austin-based Texas..."

Dec. 13, 2023 News Post

Public Notice
Volunteer Some More
"...No, not for SXSW, silly. You've already done your part. Let's hear..."

March 26, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Opinion: Anti-Asian Racism Compounds the COVID-19 Crisis for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
AFSSA Executive Director Darlene Lanham asks Central Texans to take a stand against coronavirus-motivated racism and to support our Asian communities
"...physical and verbal attacks by those who blame Asians for causing the virus...."

April 17, 2020 Column by Darlene Lanham

Austin-Based Justice Center Will Get Funding From NFL
Texas Appleseed to get a portion of $6.5 Million
"...Texas Appleseed, the Austin-based public interest justice center, has once again received a sizable..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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