Austin aims lobbying efforts at stimulus funds

City had already increased lobbying spending from $75,000 to $225,000 By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, March 01, 2009 Last month, when Austin City Manager Marc Ott talked about improving the condition of the city’s streets, he mentioned the $787 billion federal stimulus package as a likely way to pay for some of it. Days […]

Posted at 7:16 pm on March 3, 2009 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Misc | Continue reading

Texas students in danger of not having textbooks (2)

Current proposed budgets don’t include funding to replace old reading textbooks and other outdated instructional materials Texas legislators are gambling with the future of Texas school children. And if they lose their bet, our kids will be left without the textbooks they need. The draft budgets prepared in the Texas House and Senate do not […]

Posted at 7:18 pm on February 13, 2009 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Misc | Tagged: | Continue reading