Full refusals, partial acceptances
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
Tip-top for nearly 20 years
"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."
19 races, 3 Republicans
Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.
Some local purpling
Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."
State: About on schedule
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
Anchors, away from ATX
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Some donations may have occurred after donor left Austin club
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.
Judge's call in Texas civil trials
Says most states, but not Texas, permit jurors to ask questions of witnesses in trials.
Not impossible, perhaps unlikely
Says nobody in higher education believes Gov. Rick Perry’s proposal to "serve up $10,000 college degrees" is possible.
Maybe 57th-most liberal
Says Travis County, home to Austin, is the most liberal county in the United States.
Budget balancing for real
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."
Only if Texas eliminated property taxes
"Paul Workman wants to raise the sales tax."
She voted in the last two, though
Says Holly Turner "failed to vote in five straight Republican primaries."
Heavy claim, light proof
"Giving money to politicians has paid off for Paul Workman. Workman gave thousands to politicians and got millions in government construction projects."
Not to say she doesn't have experience in a civil court
"Her opponent: zero times a judge, zero rulings, zero experience on the bench."
When giving doesn't pay
Says he "never" donates to Democrats while Paul Workman "contributes to Democrat Kirk Watson and other Democrats running against Republicans."
1994: The year of the Democrat
Says Paul Workman "voted in the Democrat primary, supporting Democrats with his vote."
Her husband claimed an exemption for the 2009 tax year
"Holly Turner... still takes her homestead (property tax) exemption in Fort Worth."
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