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A last minute amendment to Austin's Office of Police Oversight ordinance gives the office more power, and reason for activists to celebrate. Grassroots Leadership's Chris Harris it opens up the department. He explained it prioritizes transparency and public release of everything...
Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals ruled that Austin's forced sick pay mandate is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and thus it is violation of the Texas Constitution. The ordinance was challenged by both the Texas Association of Business and the National Federation of...
(Credit: Texas Workforce Commission) The City of Austin's unemployment rate remains very low. According to the latest Texas Workforce Commission report, Austin's October unemployment was 2.7%, down from 2.9% in September. The 2.7% rate is the same as Austin saw in October 2017...
The University of Texas Board of Regents have unanimously voted to authorize an extension of a deadline in the City of Austin's lease of Lions Municipal Golf Course, which sits on UT-owned land. The lease is set to expire on May 25, but the deadline for a renewal agreement is...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Early demand for single-family homes in the fourth quarter led to a record-breaking month of home sales for Central Texas, according to the October 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS ® . Single-family...
(Credit: Austin Police Association) The Austin Police Association voted early Thursday to approve a new police contract. Police officers in Austin have been working with a contract in nearly a year. The four-year, $44.6-million contract will allow officers to receive a 1% pay...
The following statement has been issued regarding an update on the November 6, 2018 election results. “The votes on the malfunctioning iVotronic machine have been recovered. A petition will be filed to seek an order allowing the 114 votes on the malfunctioning iVotronic machine...
New comprehensive regulations for dockless scooter companies are out by the Austin Transportation Department. Those rules govern what kind and how many scooters companies can have as well as how they are displayed and how they are equipped. Parking Enterprise Manager Jason...
The Austin school district has hosted the second of three parent meetings regarding the new sex education curriculum which, if approved, would teach elementary and middle school kids about gender identity and sexual orientation. Plenty of parents are still opposed to the changes...