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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Taxpayers sue appraisal district, chief appraiser

Two companies who employ appraisers to represent residential and commercial property owners to challenge appraisals before the Travis County Appraisal Review Board and 159 of their clients have sued the review board and Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler in her official…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Jo Clifton

AG tells Cedar Park no deal on tax exemption

Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that the city of Cedar Park is not allowed to set its minimum property tax exemption at $10,000 but must use the $5,000 minimum set by state law.Last spring, the Cedar Park City Council…

Friday, September 7, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin to appeal state court’s hold on paid sick leave ordinance

The city of Austin is appealing a state court’s decision to put on hold the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, which was set to go into effect Oct. 1.A state appeals court ruled last month that the law couldn’t be…

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Texas Supreme Court denies challenges to two ballot items for Austin voters this fall

The Texas Supreme Court has denied petitions from two Austin residents asking that the city rewrite a pair of November ballot measures.Attorney Bill Aleshire filed challenges earlier this month with the court over the wording of a citizen-initiated petition that…

Friday, August 24, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair brief opposes city’s ballot language

Writing on city of Austin stationery, City Council Member Ellen Troxclair has filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in support of a writ of mandamus seeking to overturn the ballot language Council proposes for a proposition requiring…

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City facing two suits over ballot wording

On Friday afternoon, attorney Bill Aleshire filed suit on behalf of a voter against the city of Austin over language City Council adopted to describe the proposition on the November ballot related to CodeNEXT or any other rewrite of the…

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