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Austin Passes First Paid Sick Leave Policy in the South

by | Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:38 CST
After five raucous hours, the Austin City Council passed a policy providing paid sick leave to at least 87,000 Austinites. Council members say they hope other Texas cities will soon follow.
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So Long, Lincoln Park

An oasis of low-income housing collapses in heartache, loss and an FBI investigation.

Lincoln Park went down in a mess of lawsuits, a federal investigation, political intrigue, betrayal, heartache and loss....Read More

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What California Can Teach Us About Texas

If the Lone Star State doesn't want to be like the Golden State, we're really doing it wrong.

Texas badly underinvests in health care, education and infrastructure at a time of extreme growth. It seems that, like California, we’ll further restrict our ...Read More

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Life Outside the Box

When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'

Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More

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