"I belong to the AFL-CIO."
"The city of San Antonio reuses almost 40 percent of its water. You know how much the city of Austin reuses? About 5 percent. And that's not right. We can do better."
Seniors pay half fares
Mike "Martinez has voted to raise taxes and utility rates while ending free bus service for seniors."
University of Texas students "signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old."
He wasn't alone
"Mike Martinez cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid facing possible jail time and stuck us with his $24,657.50 legal bill."
Austin is "burdened by the fastest-growing tax increases of any major city in the nation."
"Texas had the worst voter participation in the country" in the November 2014 elections.
UPDATED: Hear ye, Austin history
Austin mayoral candidate Steve Adler opposed an injunction to stop a "company from dumping petrochemicals directly into the Barton Springs aquifer."
Austin mayoral candidate Steve Adler has "never been active in anything that has to do with City Hall."
Advice provided for pipeline right-of-way
Austin mayoral candidate "Steve Adler admitted his law firm worked with Koch Industries for nearly a decade."
Looks like a regional estimate
110 people a day move to Austin.
Austin H-E-B closer
"Families in Del Valle, who are City of Austin residents, have to drive to Bastrop to go to the closest grocery store."
UPDATED: Tea party group not driving campaign
"The Austin Tea Party and an ultra-conservative millionaire are behind the" campaign against the city’s light-rail proposition.
UPDATED: If you don't count lanes in city plans
None of $400 million the City of Austin proposes to spend on road projects "will be used to add new lanes to congested roadways."
One exemption expanded, one not settled
"This year," the Austin City Council "granted a small homestead" property tax "exemption of $5,000... applied equally to everyone. And we also granted an exemption for the elderly and the disabled members of the community."
Dan Patrick said that if women "get paid less than a man for the same job, that that’s not a problem."
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to give illegal immigrants in this country free health care--not emergency health care but total free health care."
One of 21 places where the jobs are advertised
The state-hired company that evaluates state-mandated student exams "goes on Craigslist to get examiners to read our students’ essays."
UPDATED: And more were poised to join the club
Austin has "over 1,000 city employees that make six-figure salaries."
Agency's own website said otherwise
"To deprive" underprivileged children "of a meat-based protein during school lunch is most likely depriving them of their only source of protein for the day."
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