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Homeless Man Says Austin Is a “Party”

Homeless Man Says Austin Is a “Party”

According to one homeless Austinite, “it’s a blast” to be without a home in Texas’ capital city. “This is a famous place to live on the streets. Everybody knows that,” the man said amid the noisy whoosh of cars overhead on the highway. “If you want to live on...
Mayors Continue Opposition to Voter Approval of Taxes

Mayors Continue Opposition to Voter Approval of Taxes

A letter addressed to Texas House Committee on Ways and Means’ Chairman Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock) from a group of city mayors outlines the staunch and uncompromising nature of local officials’ opposition to lowering the rollback rate to 2.5 percent. Local officials...
Texas Cities’ Public Pensions Still Struggling

Texas Cities’ Public Pensions Still Struggling

Much of the air has been let out of the public pension balloon, with the most imminently at-risk systems – Dallas and Houston – being addressed last legislative session, but many smaller pension systems are still struggling and far from solvency or stability. The...
Local Officials Oppose Ridesharing Innovation

Local Officials Oppose Ridesharing Innovation

Texas prides itself on its vibrant economy and pro-business climate, but often-overlooked local regulations are stifling innovative new businesses wildly popular among millions of Texans who benefit from increased job opportunities and travel services. Last month Uber...