Statements from Travis County
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."
Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.
Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
Says there is an upcoming vote to preserve benefits of Texas homestead exemption for seniors and the disabled.
Says most states, but not Texas, permit jurors to ask questions of witnesses in trials.
Says nobody in higher education believes Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal to "serve up $10,000 college degrees" is possible.
Says Travis County, home to Austin, is the most liberal county in the United States.
Says more than $3.5 billion in state revenue that is supposed to be dedicated to basic needs and functions is being diverted to "make the books look balanced."
"Paul Workman wants to raise the sales tax."
Says Holly Turner "failed to vote in five straight Republican primaries."
"Giving money to politicians has paid off for Paul Workman. Workman gave thousands to politicians and got millions in government construction projects."
"Her opponent: zero times a judge, zero rulings, zero experience on the bench."
Says he "never" donates to Democrats while Paul Workman "contributes to Democrat Kirk Watson and other Democrats running against Republicans."
Says Paul Workman "voted in the Democrat primary, supporting Democrats with his vote."
"Holly Turner... still takes her homestead (property tax) exemption in Fort Worth."
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