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"...Petition the Lege..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Column

The Laws of the Land
Hatfield and McCoy Drama Unfolds Over Aquifer
" much rational debate as a cocked 12-gauge. The petition which forced the item on the ballot is the..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Beside the Point: Referendum, Texas
Let's vote on ... something, anything, and all of the time
"...County District Judge Orlinda Naranjo ruled that the "CodeNEXT petition" – that springtime affair to put before voters a..."

July 20, 2018 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

The Road to Prop 1
"...committee funded exclusively by Uber and Lyft, begins a petition drive to repeal new TNC regulations just adopted by..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature

Kitchen Recall Petitions Submitted
Vote likely to take place in November
"...required 4,800) late Friday afternoon in support of their petition to force a recall of District 5 Council Member..."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

News Roundup: Police Firings, Uber Conspirings
Police union accuses Acevedo of retaliation
"...citizens of Austin,” according to the language of the petition. The petitioners claim Kitchen’s “kickbacks” from taxi companies are..."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Alums Fight UT Museum Funding Cut
Grassroots campaign hopes to restore budget
"...The couple has been busy collecting signatures for their petition; their goal, Newcomb says, is for "[College of Natural..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...than 300 signatures in the first hours of the petition drive at a midnight rally on the Capitol steps..."

March 17, 2006 News Feature

Endangered Spider Spooks the Feds
Fish and Wildlife Service declines to add rare cave spider to federal endangered species list, saying C. cueva doesn't exist; critter's supporters cry foul
"..."The USFWS ruling on our petition is a politically motivated, scientifically brainless bag job by..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor

Without Evidence: Executing Frances Newton
Another Texas death row case marked by official carelessness, negligence, and intransigence
"...University of Houston Law Center, argued in Newton's clemency petition, currently pending before the Board of Pardons and Paroles...."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...old. I'm writing to remind you about three online petitions I've created: one is to honor the wonderful Doug..."

March 18, 2005 Column

McCracken's Mud
"...had been working as a paid signature-gatherer for Griffith's petition to bypass Austin's term-limits law. The suit, which Curtis..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Dan Morales v. Harry Potter
Louis Dubose examines Dan Morales' "Rule 202" filing against a former colleague in the Texas tobacco litigation.
"...Bar professional ethics committee. Richardson admitted that the unusual petition Morales filed against Potter doesn't require "service." But Potter..."

March 8, 2002 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Naked City
"...Secretary Sandra Lee demanding that she review a referendum petition that Georgetown Deputy City Secretary Shirley Rinn had failed..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Catching Hell in G'Town
Battle over recall, development, and civility continues in Georgetown.
"...had collected enough valid signatures to certify a recall petition submitted to the city last month. The petition seeks..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...hour for a Jan. 18 referendum on the citizens' petition cynically known as "Austinites for a Little Less Corruption."..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It
Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics
"...of all city operations, directed to the ballot by petition. Petition campaigners prefer that language be as simple as..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Column by Michael King

CodeNEXT Clarification
"...Dear Editor, Thank you for your coverage of the petition initiative ruling by Judge Naranjo, which ordered the city..."

July 19, 2018 Postmarks

Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy
What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?
"...U.S. solar manufacturers, Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, filed a petition under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act requesting..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Changing Your Name and Gender Marker in Trump's America
A guide to doing it yourself and where to find help
"...Donald Trump was elected, my name and gender marker petition, which I’d been sitting on for two years, became..."

March 3, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Maddox Price

Pressley Ups the Ante
Defeated Council candidate now claims “thousands” of uncertain votes
"...Pressley’s lawyer, David Rogers, filed her Third Amended Original Petition contesting the District 4 election, amplifying the earlier charges..."

March 11, 2015 News Post by Michael King

A Cold Day at Whole Foods
Nationwide petition demands reinstatement of fired worker
"...Fifth and Bowie streets, where they submitted an online petition signed by more than 60,000 people. "We weren't able..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Chicago Whole Foods Protest Reaches Austin
Nationwide petition demands reinstatement of fired worker
"...headquarters at Fifth and Bowie and submitted the online petition signed by more than 60,000 people. “We weren’t able..."

Feb. 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

NORML: Tell Biden to Back Off Pot
Legalization advocates need your help
"...If so,NORML wants you to sign on to a petition its posted on the White House petition site, urging..."

Dec. 13, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: One More Time
Push comes to shove for districting city government – but we might fumble it once again
"...on the ballot: a 10-1 scenario generated by public petition, and a hybrid system proposed by the City Council...."

June 29, 2012 News Column by Michael King

SMD: Seventh Time's the Charm?
Citizens' group collecting voter signatures for 10 City Council districts
"...politics again with a citizens' group kicking off a petition drive to force the question possibly as soon as..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sanders Report Still Under Wraps
Pressure mounts for city to release full report
"...has since ratcheted up another notch, with an online petition calling on City Manager Marc Ott to cut to..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...City Hall. – Katherine Gregor On a mission to Petition..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature

A Med-Mari Challenge to HHS
Advocates petition the feds to change their tune on medical marijuana
"...marijuana advocates with Americans for Safe Access filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Nader Raiders Target Texas Ballot
The indie campaign goes to court to get into state's presidential race
"...the state's deadline for independent candidates to submit their petition signatures, arguing that the rules governing ballot access for..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

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