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Politics & Government

Lynn McBee Will Oversee Dallas’ Effort to Transform Its Workforce

The mayor chooses the education CEO, philanthropist, and former mayoral candidate to be his “workforce development czar,” a key role for one of his inaugural priorities.
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New to North Texas

Red State of Mind

How one relocation company is helping conservatives find their happy place—North Texas.
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Good Public Transit

Have We Reached Peak Return on Highway Infrastructure Investment?

A new report suggests that spending more federal money on the nation's highways won't necessarily result in a boost to the economy
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Texas’ New Eye Care Bill Won’t Allow Optometrists to Perform Surgery

But it does expand their prescribing powers and allow them to manage most glaucoma patients independently.

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Politics

Poll: Should We Raise City Council Salaries?

Supporters of larger pay for council members argue it allows more people to consider serving their city in public office.
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Local Government

Why We Should Pay Dallas City Council Members More

The winners of last weekend's runoff elections will make $60,000 while in office. For many people in this city, that is not enough money to lure them into public service.
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Local News

A Dallasite’s Guide to the Fort Worth Mayoral, City Council Runoffs

On the heels of substantial population growth, our neighbor to the west will get its first new mayor in a decade. What will this person be faced with?
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Politics

It Is Time for Dallas to Adopt Ranked-Choice Voting

As six council campaigns head to runoffs, let's finally admit that Dallas' municipal elections have morphed into glorified primaries.
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Local Government

How Much Does a Dallas City Council Vote Cost?

I broke down the election results by the amount spent by candidates to earn each vote. The data show that money isn't everything in Dallas City Council races.