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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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas Justice
Book on Texas' Death Row Presents Just the Facts
"...1982 is brought to us by Michael Donahue, Bill Crawford, and Bill Carson, the three "editors of the SunRiver..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by Dick Holland

Texans With Disabilities Physically Barred From Policymakers
The inaccessibility at the Capitol is emblematic of the city at large
"...spend his time. In these hallowed halls, legislators decide public policy. Semien's doctors recommended a different facility – a..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Taylor Jackson Buchanan

Justice Is Looking Too Much Like Vengeance
"...the death penalty by the governor's spokesperson: Perhaps many Texans do accept the imposition of the death penalty for..."

Aug. 25, 2007 Postmarks

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
"...The appearance of Public Citizen Execu­tive Director Tom Smith at the November meeting..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Fighting for the Right to Clean Energy
The first Texas Clean Energy Congress issues its call to action
"...and a Clean Energy Bill of Rights – calling for Texas to create the appropriate policies, programs, and business..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Public Notice
"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column of the Austin Chronicle. This week is Part Two of a list of community groups that need YOU! (Part One ran last week.)
"...the upcoming National Volunteer Week, April 9-15, 2000! Also fortunate is the timing of Mitzvah Day, Sun, Apr 9,..."

March 31, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
Full hearing to permanently block law awaits in coming months
"...Trump’s Department of Justice-backed SB 4 aims to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” and..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lone Justice
To Protect Resources, Judge Bunton Defies Politicians
"...pumping limits on the Edwards Aquifer, politicians have run for cover. Mayors, governors, U.S. Senators, and even the Secretary..."

Sept. 13, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the second of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.
"...Interfaith Care Alliance Provide support for people living with serious illness. icare@ texas.net or PO..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers
"...Faith Home Home and comfort for babies with AIDS. 4101 Wildwood, 78722. 302-4101...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

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