Politics

Friday, July 10, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Is money going to decide Travis County races?

With early voting ending today for Tuesday’s Travis County runoff elections, the Democratic candidates for district attorney and county attorney were busy making phone calls trying to coax pandemic-weary voters to the polls. They were also filing campaign finance reports…

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Political vets line up to take on City Hall, educate Austinites on transit and other key issues

A new nonprofit group appears ready to oppose ongoing City Council actions concerning mass transit, public safety, land use and city finances, promising a targeted education campaign in the coming months.The group Voices of Austin, a 501(c)(4) organized earlier this…

Monday, July 6, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Parks advocates push $750M bond proposal to add sidewalks, trails throughout city

Parks and transportation advocates hope to put a $750 million bond proposal on the November ballot that would fund many construction projects centered around “active transportation” found in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.The effort, led by the group Austin Outside,…

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Misunderstanding may lower vote-by-mail numbers

As if worries about the coronavirus were not enough, some Travis County voters inadvertently failed to ask for the correct ballot when applying to vote by mail. As a result, some voters will get a ballot only for the Texas…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Texans head to the polls amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Lee esta historia en español.Early voting for Texas’ primary runoff began Monday ahead of the July 14 election.Local officials are urging voters to take extra precautions during in-person voting as Covid-19 cases have been rising in the state.Travis County Clerk…

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Eckhardt leads in poll but trails in fundraising

According to a poll released by the Sarah Eckhardt campaign, the former Travis County judge has a wide lead in the race for Senate District 14 over both of her closest rivals, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and former City Council…

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