Politics

Friday, November 1, 2019 by Jimmy Maas

Austin and Travis County voters will decide the future of hotel tax revenue: Here’s what that means

Expansion of the Austin Convention Center and the Travis County Expo Center could be on the line with two local ballot propositions this November. At the center of those two propositions is tax revenue from hotel stays – and how…

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Two political action committees fight city Prop A

While any enthusiasm there might have been for the city ballot measure known as Proposition A has apparently dwindled, Anthony Precourt and his company are taking no chances. Austin TeamCo LLC, owner of Austin FC, gave the Austin United Political…

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Volunteer group calls for more than transit for 2020 ballot with ‘Wheel Deal’

A small group of community activists unveiled an all-volunteer effort Monday that they claim will help free Austin residents from car dependency and its associated costs while fighting climate change.The $4.377 billion plan, named the Wheel Deal, is an ambitious…

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Jack Craver

Expo center supporters hope voters don’t confuse the two different Prop A’s

Ballot propositions can often be confusing – especially when there are multiple propositions with the same name.This is exactly what concerns those campaigning for Travis County Proposition A. The measure they support would authorize the county to levy a 2…

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Abbott vows to ‘unleash’ state resources if Austin doesn’t change its homelessness rules by Nov. 1

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he’s prepared to “unleash the full authority of every state agency” if Austin doesn’t address issues surrounding homelessness by Nov. 1.In a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, Abbott said Austin’s revision of its homelessness rules…

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Mose Buchele

New Texas pipeline protest law is about more than pipelines

A law went into effect in Texas this week that increases penalties for demonstrators who interfere with oil and gas pipelines and other pieces of “critical infrastructure.”Oil and gas states have adopted such laws to crack down on demonstrations like…

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