Politics

Monday, October 25, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Prop A would mandate 2 police officers per 1,000 residents. Where does that ratio come from?

What’s in a ratio? A lot, if voters are being asked to mandate one. Proposition A, one of two local measures on the Nov. 2 ballot, asks Austinites if they want to set a minimum staffing ratio for the Austin Police…

Friday, October 22, 2021 by KUT News

Texans will decide on eight constitutional amendments this election. Here’s what they mean.

Lee esta historia en español. This Nov. 2 election, Texans have the chance to vote on eight amendments to the state constitution. What would each amendment actually do? Read our voter guide below to find out. Early voting began Monday…

Thursday, October 21, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Attorney raises questions about wording of Prop B

No sooner had we explained the ins and outs of Proposition B on the Nov. 2 ballot when attorney Bill Aleshire came along and attempted to show that the ballot language is misleading and may not give the city the…

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Prop B would allow the city of Austin to ‘swap’ one piece of land for another. Here are three things to know.

The city of Austin wants a piece of land to make into a park. And it’s trying to put a sweet deal on the table to make that happen. That’s the crux of Proposition B. But man, is it confusing.…

Friday, October 15, 2021 by Jo Clifton

EMS union joins firefighters in opposing Prop A

The political action committee for the Austin EMS employees union has voted to join the Austin Firefighters Association PAC and AFSCME Local 1624, the civilian employees union, in opposing Proposition A on the November ballot. Save Austin Now, the PAC…

Thursday, October 14, 2021 by Amy Smith

Legislation addresses fire safety at kennels

A Williamson County lawmaker has filed a bill that would require all Texas kennel operators to have a fire-safety system in place to prevent another tragedy like the one that occurred last month at a Georgetown pet boarding facility. Seventy-five…

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