Politics

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County considers nonpartisan redistricting

In contrast to most elected officials around the country, members of the Travis County Commissioners Court say they don’t want to be in charge of picking their voters. At their Aug. 20 meeting, the commissioners discussed setting up a nonpartisan…

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Austin City Council finalizes ballot language for convention center vote

In November Austin voters will decide the fate of the convention center’s expansion, along with a possible reshuffling of how the city spends money from hotel stays.Ballot language for the public referendum was OK’d by the Austin City Council this…

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County asks voters to approve future hotel tax for expo center

Travis County isn’t giving up on getting a taste of the hotel tax.On Tuesday, the Commissioners Court voted to put a measure on the November ballot that, if approved, would authorize the county to levy a 2 percent tax on…

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Democrat Howard touts cash for Precinct 3 run

Although he hasn’t made an official announcement, a number of Democrats have made it clear that they plan to run for Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty’s seat. Daugherty said Tuesday he would announce his plans by mid-August, possibly…

Friday, July 19, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Group pushes Garza to run for county attorney

Council Member Greg Casar and community activists Martha Cotera and Brian McGiverin are leading an effort to encourage Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza to run for Travis County attorney – and to raise campaign funds for her before she officially…

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Hot race shaping up for Republicans in HD 47

Former Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman outraised four other Republican candidates vying for the chance to meet Democratic state Rep. Vikki Goodwin in the House District 47 race next year.Zimmerman reported raising nearly $37,700 in his July 15 filing…

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