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Reform Austin's Top 10 Stories in 2019

When everyone is looking forward to 2020, it’s not always easy to look back on the previous year.  But...

What If Voting Locations Were As Popular As Texas Attractions?

In a state defined by pride of place, Texas-shaped pretzels and chips, Texas-sized donuts and Texas-shaped waffles are not uncommon. Yes, Texans...

Affordable Care Act: Fixer Upper or Tear Down?

Correction: Previously, we wrote "A decision has yet to be made" regarding the Texas-led lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act in front...

Texas Developers Find a New Cash Cow: Cows

A recently enacted Texas law gives agricultural property owners a break in rollback tax, providing them financial benefits by reducing mandated rollback...

Does No One Agree on Gary Gates?

It's not often in Texas that advocacy groups as far to the left as Swing Left and as far to the...

Healthcare Is on the Ballot

We all know the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas.”  Unfortunately, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Texas leads America in the number...

One Problem, Multiple Approaches: How Texas Cities Addressed Homelessness in 2019

The state’s most vulnerable populations aren’t always in a position to vote for their elected officials, but they remain among the most affected by city hall’s political decisions.

State’s Agricultural Tax Exemptions Benefit Wealthy at Education’s Expense, Critics Say

For many residents of property-tax happy Texas, a collective concern about next year’s tax bill from local governments constantly percolates. But not for all.

Five Things Texas Politicians Probably Wish They Hadn’t Said (Or Tweeted) in 2019

Some Texas public officials have a foot-in-mouth problem, and this year provided plenty of examples.

Proceed With Caution: Holidays Can Be Dangerous for Texas Drivers

The holidays are here, and that means dashing through the… unseasonable warmth to visit grandparents, attend office parties, and beg any open...

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