Ridesharing Works for Austin
If Austin voters reject Proposition 1, a "completely new City-run" criminal background check "process will cost millions in processing fees, additional staff, and bureaucracy" with taxpayers getting "the bill."
DROP is OK but not for everyone
"While Mayor Kenney personally doesn't support DROP, he can't fault highly qualified city employees for appropriately utilizing a benefit that's available to them."
The Mayor's "administration" can mean A LOT of things
If the mayor were really serious about supporting Philly's schoolchildren and handling our city's looming fiscal crisis, he could begin by slashing the size of his own administration, which is already 45 percent larger than his predecessor's and 40 percent more costly.
Facts flushed away
Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance would have "opened all bathrooms to all sexes at all times" if it hadn’t been overturned.
— North Carolina
City leaders and lawyers aren't convinced
Despite the passage of HB2, "towns, cities and counties in North Carolina are still allowed to set stricter non-discrimination policies for their own employees if they choose."
Lawyers say it changes a lot
"We have not taken away any rights that have currently existed in any city in North Carolina" with the passage of HB2.
Ran twice as Republican in '80s; no affiliation since
"Republican Bob Donovan" has "run as a Republican time and again."
Bills still sky high despite a recent drop
"(Flint, Mich., is) paying three times more for poison water than I am paying in Burlington, Vt., for clean water."
Closer by the minute
Since January 2015, the "majority of our" Austin City Council "meetings have extended past 10 p.m." and "many of our meetings have gone past midnight."
Er, the Fire Department sets fire to the house for training purposes
"This is the true picture of ‘Milwaukee's Renaissance’ after 12 years of Mayor Tom Barrett's leadership."
Not all killings are murders
From 2014 to 2015, Austin’s "murder rate is up a whopping 83 percent."
Incidence rates mostly have declined
"HIV/AIDS among women is skyrocketing in Austin."
Not directly, but pay concessions were made
Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not."
Not every year
Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years."
Where's the appendix?
"The cost of fire in Rhode Island is anywhere from 33 percent to 100 percent more expensive than anywhere else we could find."
— Rhode Island
Walker eventually provided funding
Says Scott Walker "brags a lot about having an independent agency investigate police shootings. Of course, he didn’t fund it."
Yes, though slumping housing market played a role
Says because of his actions, Wisconsin "property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago."
A crazy rabbit hole
"The profit [from automated traffic enforcement cameras] is going to the private corporations, not to the city or state."
Maybe 400 percent
"500 percent more traffic here?"
Some maximum bike forfeitures are higher; but the standard forfeiture is lower
If Milwaukee approves reducing its maximum forfeiture for marijuana possession to $50, the city would have "23 different bicycle violations that have a higher forfeiture."
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