In the last few decades
"This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said, ‘I do not care if Wallace Hall swings from a tree.’
"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."
Close to 15 instances
President Barack Obama "said over 20 times he did not have the legal authority" to act as he did on immigration.
"A golf course closes somewhere in America every 48 hours."
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."
Schools had (and kept) the power
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to stop schools from removing teachers convicted of a felony."
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.
Money now or money later
Greg Abbott has benefitted from "payday lenders who have given him $300,000 and then received a ruling from him that they can operate in a loophole in the law that allows them to charge unlimited rates and fees."
A lawyer demanded "several Houston pastors hand over to the city government many of their private papers, including their sermons."
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."
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