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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman v. Bulldog case going to court today

Attorneys for District 6 Council Member-elect Don Zimmerman and Austin Bulldog publisher Ken Martin will face off in a Travis County district court this morning over a lawsuit Zimmerman filed related to a Bulldog story that outlined court proceedings in…

Friday, December 12, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Source of income rule OK’d, lawsuit threatened

Starting in mid-January, Austin property owners will be barred from discriminating against potential renters based on their source of income. The Austin Apartment Association plans to file a lawsuit to block the new policy.City Council unanimously passed the ordinance Thursday…

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council may amend source-of-income ordinance

Austin City Council members, set to finalize an ordinance that would ban housing discrimination based on one’s source of income, will consider a language change that would bring their version of the rule in line with state and federal codes.Council…

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…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

City Council advances source of income ordinance

City Council members took another step toward prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income Thursday, passing an ordinance on second reading that amends the city code.The ordinance includes language that offers an exemption to property owners who do not…

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