Politics

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Garza not running for reelection, others eye seat

Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, who represents District 2 on City Council, announced Tuesday that she would not be seeking reelection in 2020. The announcement is Garza’s next step in her likely run for Travis County Attorney.As the deadline for…

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Campaign contribution limits going up

While candidates for state and federal offices have been gearing up to run in the March 2020 primary, likely City Council candidates have also been considering whether to run in next November’s election. In fact, candidates for Council have been…

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Music advocates seen as key in defeat of Proposition B

Updated: 12:20 a.m.: Austin voters have defeated a ballot measure that sought to restructure how the city spends its Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue, and would have forced a public vote on a proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center. The…

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County opts to ‘Energize the Expo,’ but it could be years away

Updated: 10:48 p.m.: Travis County voters have decided to energize the expo.More specifically, residents voted in favor of County Proposition A, which authorizes the county to levy up to a 2 percent tax on hotel guests to fund a renovation…

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Voters overwhelmingly reject Proposition A

Updated: 10:21 p.m: Austin voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected city Proposition A. With the final tally complete, more than 64 percent of those voting cast ballots against the proposition, which began as a reaction to the city’s decision to lease…

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…

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