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Monday, January 23, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Harvey Kronberg of the ‘Quorum Report’

The Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the upcoming Texas legislative session. Post is embedded below:

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Jack Craver

Candidates react to Dukes’ indictment

Two weeks after reneging on her promise to resign from her seat, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who represents much of eastern Travis County, was indicted by a grand jury for 15 offenses related to her alleged misuse of public funds.…

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Friday, January 13, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Exploring the election

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series.  So much of this past election season was spent poring over maps: from electoral college projections to…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Jack Craver

Candidates commit to challenging Dukes

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes was sworn in to her 12th term of office to represent much of Eastern Travis County on Tuesday, despite an announcement from Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore that her office plans to present evidence to…

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Monday, January 9, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Voter turnout

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. Travis County, and much of Texas and the country, saw record voter turnout levels during the 2016…

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Monday, January 9, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Polling and local elections

Longtime political advisors Mark Littlefield and Jim Wick join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about polling and how it is used in local elections. Audio is embedded below:

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Friday, January 6, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Videos from City Summit 2016: state vs. local

Our third edition of City Summit, produced this year with our partners at KUT and Glasshouse Policy, tackled a range of topics centered around interactions between state and local governments. Complete videos from each of the six panel discussions are…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Alter claims win in District 10

Alison Alter trounced incumbent City Council Member Sheri Gallo on Tuesday with the help of an energized Travis County Democratic Party, as well as neighbors angry over development proposals for the Grove at Shoal Creek and the Austin Oaks planned…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Alter appears headed to victory

District 10 challenger Alison Alter had a strong lead early over incumbent Council Member Sheri Gallo Tuesday night as the Travis County Clerk’s Office announced the results of early voting. Alter had nearly 66 percent of the early vote to…

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