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Local government is important. It’s the branch of government that affects your life the most, and yet, many of us can barely remember the name of our mayor or City Council member. That’s why we break it all down with our Civics 101 stories. No PhD in poli sci needed!

Take The Census
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Do Something: Take The Census

We’ve talked about it here before, but in case you need a little refresher…   Every 10 years the US government conducts a census to get an accurate count of everyone living within our borders, regardless of citizenship status.   Numbers compiled during the census

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Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Austin Org You Should Know: League of Women Voters

Summary In this edition of our “Austin Orgs You Should Know” series, we highlight the League of Women Voters Austin Area, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “Empowering voters. Defending democracy. Action Box If you’re passionate about democracy and voter education, then become a member

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CARES Act Q&A
1 News Item To Know - AC
Amy Stansbury

What’s Happening With Federal COVID-19 Relief?

Summary Representative Lloyd Doggett’s office answers our readers questions about federal COVID-19 relief and the CARES Act. About the Author Amy Stansbury is the Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common. You’ve seen the headlines. Trillions of dollars in federal aid are supposed to be coming our

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Money
Blogs
Hayley Wood

How Does The City Spend Your Money? You Decide.

What is your #1 concern, worry, or fear about Austin and its future?   Wish we were doing more to address climate change? Or to protect families against displacement and gentrification?Think our parks could use a bit more love and support?   It’s August, which

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Money
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

How Should The City Spend Your Money? You Decide.

How to spend your money. It’s one of the most important decisions that City Council makes. Each year, Austin’s City Council is responsible for setting a new city budget. This budget impacts everything from the quality of our local parks and libraries, to how much money you pay

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