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Let’s Go Austin PAC raises $486,000
The “Let’s Go Austin” political action committee that is campaigning for Proposition 1, the city’s November road and rail bond package, reports that it has raised $485,876 during the most recent reporting period. That brings the overall fundraising total to $559,121, according to PAC officials. LGA’s total current cash-on-hand — funds left to spend before Election Day — is $290,724. Greg Hartman, LGA’s treasurer, said the campaign has exceeded its initial fundraising goal of $500,000 and will continue to raise funds over the final month of the election. The November bond proposal totals $1 billion, with $400 million dedicated to road projects and $600 million dedicated to the first phase of the rail system.
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