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District 6 candidate Mackenzie Kelly and District 10 candidate Jennifer Virden will each receive $26,443 from the Austin Fair Campaign Finance Fund after meeting the qualifications to receive money from the city fund, which was established to reward candidates who agree to observe limits on campaign spending, City Clerk Jannette Goodall said.

This is especially important for these challengers in the runoffs because the incumbents piled up huge fundraising leads before the November 3 election. The runoff election will be held December 15, 2020.

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Joann's Fine Foods on South Congress Avenue is one of many local restaurants looking to hire staff. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment benefits related to the pandemic effective June 26, citing the number of current job openings and concern about potentially fraudulent unemployment claims. The benefits include a $300 weekly supplement.

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