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During his campaign for Austin mayor, Steve Adler called for change and offered specifics: A 20 percent homestead exemption; a pre-kindergarten initiative; incentives for the creation of middle-class jobs; even free bus service for seniors and free concerts for everyone.

The Austin American-Statesman and PolitiFact Texas mined Adler's campaign website, listened to mayoral forums and re-read newspaper articles to compile a trove of key promises Adler made on the campaign trail. Through the Adler-O-Meter, we’ll be watching through his four-year term to see which promises he’s kept or broken.

See any promises we missed? Send an email to Elizabeth Findell at [email protected] or Philip Jankowski at [email protected]. Or maybe you’ve heard something we should check; write us here.

On the meter, we rate the status of a promise as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate the vows either Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Adler-O-Meter page for more details.)

The report card above provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.

Adler-O-Meter Scorecard

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