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Towards Ending Austin’s ‘Meetingopoly’

[Originally posted at Burnt Orange Report on 1/21/13] This past November Austinites replenished our municipal democratic practices by shifting towards geographic districts and moving elections from May to November. ¬†However, much work remains to be done to ensure that city … Continue reading

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Why is empowering low-information partisans bad, exactly?

Over at Burnt Orange Report, there’s a discussion afoot about the pros and cons of moving our May municipal election to November. No one seems to dispute that the number of people voting for local office holders would increase if … Continue reading

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