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Friday, September 14, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Plenty of PACs for November bond election

District 2 Council Member Delia Garza wants to make sure that when Austin voters go to the polls to vote on the city’s $925 million bond package on Nov. 6, they understand how important it is to support Proposition E,…

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Don’t expect harmony from groups attached to $128M push for creative, culture centers

While the city’s cultural centers and the disparate arts and music communities will win or lose collectively in November when voters decide whether to approve $128 million in bond funding, it appears those groups will be working separately to campaign…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council endorsement dances have begun

Political season has truly begun, with groups large and small hosting candidate forums and making endorsements.Last Friday, enough supporters of both incumbent District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria and his sister, Susana Almanza, came out to vote at the Austin…

Monday, September 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Music groups take aim at the ballot box with new nonprofit

Two months before the November midterm elections, a consortium of businesses and nonprofits involved in Austin’s music industry have banded together with the goal of having a greater influence at the ballot box.The new Music Moves Austin 501(c)(4) nonprofit has…

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by Jack Craver

Travis County gets slow start to $185M bond program

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt isn’t ready to hit the panic button, but she is expressing concern about the amount of time it’s taking for the county to get going on the $185 million of projects that voters approved in…

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Event series stresses involvement over votes for political novices

Not long into Thursday’s launch party for the Good Politics meet-and-greet event series, co-organizer Nathan Ryan knew he’d found a kindred spirit and a kind of ideal participant when he spied a male attendee sporting a sticker reading “Vote the…

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