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What About The Legislature? Civic Power Up

July 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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July 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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The Austin Common
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The Austin Common is a local news site designed to help Austinites be informed and make a difference.

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The Texas Legislature impacts local budgets in lots of ways. In the past few years, the Legislature has passed several laws that limit how cities can spend their money & how much money they can raise in property taxes. And just last month, the Legislature passed an $18 billion tax cut for property owners statewide.

To explain it all for us, Luis Figueroa (chief of legislative affairs at Every Texan) will be joining us for this session. We’ll go over the basics & explain how all of these state policies impact Austin & you!

Can’t tune into the event live? Join The Common Club today and get a recording of this livestream (plus all of the other Civic Power Up events).

What’s a Civic Power Up?
Civic Power Ups are a way for you to deepen your learning & allow you to participate in more hands-on, action-oriented, (and fun) activities. The Austin Common offers several of these action-oriented challenges/mini courses a year, covering topics from climate to civic engagement.

Our latest Civic Power Up is called Budgetland and it lasts from July 17th to July 21st. Click here to sign up and each day, you’ll receive an email with links to live zoom sessions, budget explainers, and tips for how to share your thoughts on the city’s budget with our local elected officials.

The entire Civic Power Up is free for all to participate & to watch our daily videos live. However, we’ll only be sharing recordings of the videos with our Common Club members. This is our way of honoring our commitment to making all of our news & information free to all, while still offering a small perk to our Common Club members.

So, if you’re not able to make it to any of the live sessions (or if you just want to support The Austin Common), consider joining The Common Club today! Memberships start at just $3, most of the levels come with fun swag, and your support allows us to continue doing all of our civic awesomeness 🙂