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Bonds & Propositions

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond rolls to big victory

Opting to go big, Austin voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package. The massive grab-bag of mobility infrastructure spending is the city’s largest-ever bond proposal to survive an election. Its victory…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Vote in the Republican primary? Here’s what’s for you in the mayor’s transportation bond

In East Austin, a case of poorly delivered mail has led to a political strategy revelation, of sorts. It involves Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond and one-half of a local political action committee that attempted to recall City…

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Friday, August 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond limps out of the gate toward November

Mayor Steve Adler’s gambit to fast-track a $720 million transportation bond proposal onto the November ballot succeeded on Thursday despite some last-minute flak from several City Council members. The final drafts of both the ordinance ordering the election and the…

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Friday, August 12, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Council tweaks mobility bond, dashes light rail hopes

Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond proposal is one vote away from heading to the November ballot after City Council gave it preliminary but unanimous support on Thursday night. The consensus support came after a marathon public hearing followed…

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Monday, February 23, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County pitches courthouse plan to Downtown group

Travis County officials presented plans for a proposed $291.6 million Civil and Family Courthouse to Austin’s Downtown Commission last week in an early bid to shore up city support before taking the plan to voters ahead of November’s bond election.…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Travis County sets bond election for November

On Tuesday, Travis County Commissioners chose November over May to go to the voters with a bond election to fund construction of the planned Civil and Family Courthouse project. Plans for the facility call for a 14-story, 511,000-square-foot building with…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners ponder best date for bond election

Travis County Commissioners began a series of discussions Tuesday to determine the best schedule to fund and build the proposed new $294 million Civil and Family Courthouse building. The main decision will be whether to go to Travis County voters…

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Monday, December 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

2014: An Austin Monitor review

This past year was a dynamic one in Austin, and though the future promises to be just as interesting, at the close of 2014 we invite you to take a trip back over the past 12 months. Though a lot…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners get $294 million courthouse budget

Travis County Commissioners heard a report Tuesday that the budget to construct the proposed new Civil and Family Courthouse comes in at $294 million. After asking their consultants some pointed questions about how they arrived at that amount, they passed…

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