Politics

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City Council candidates discuss growth, segregation and the land use code

The Nov. 3 election is set to shape the future of transportation in Austin, but it could also shift City Council’s 7-4 divide on housing and density in the Land Development Code rewrite. While the effort is now tied up…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Gov. Abbott proposes freezing property tax revenue in cities that cut police funding

In the hopes of discouraging cities from reducing money spent on police, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he and other state leaders support the passage of a bill halting a property tax revenue increase for any Texas city that cuts…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Lovins ready for uphill fight in county judge race

Although he did not make a decision to run for Travis County Judge until Sunday, the day before the filing deadline, Republican candidate Michael Lovins says he is ready to fight. Lovins acknowledges that he will have an uphill battle…

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Twenty candidates set to run for Council

While most Austinites were focused on Covid-19, whether or not to send their children to school and how to pay the rent, a surprising number of people – 20 to be exact – signed up to have their names on…

Monday, August 17, 2020 by Nathan Bernier

Local attorney Andy Brown will be Democratic nominee for county judge

Local attorney and activist Andy Brown will be the Democratic nominee for Travis County judge in the November election. Brown won 55.88 percent of the vote Sunday night in an election by party precinct chairs.The prior county judge, Sarah Eckhardt,…

Friday, August 14, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council orders transit election, $460M active transportation bond for November ballot

City Council is giving voters an opportunity to transform the city’s mobility infrastructure on Nov. 3 with a tax rate election for a $7.1 billion investment in a mass transit rail system, and a $460 million active mobility bond.Voters will…

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