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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Council backs measure to repeal HB 2
Council Member Mike Martinez sponsored an item adding support for any legislation repealing House Bill 2 to the City of Austin legislative agenda, and calling for a study of the impacts HB2 has on access to women’s health services in Austin. The measure — passed in the second special session of the 2013 Legislature — places extreme restrictions on abortion procedures, providers and facilities. Portions of the bill are still being challenged in the courts. Council Members Laura Morrison and Bill Spelman were co-sponsors of the item, which passed unanimously.
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