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Central Texas leaders head to D.C. to talk regional funding priorities

Staff of local elected officials meeting with the Austin Chamber in May. (Austin Chamber of Commerce/Twitter)

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is gathering community leaders for a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with officials and agency leaders about funding for semiconductor manufacturing, infrastructure, transportation and more.

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City must raise wages to $22/hour, working group says


By Jo Clifton

Members of the city’s living wage work group urged City Council Tuesday to raise the city’s living wage to $22 an hour for the upcoming fiscal year. They said the wage should apply to all regular and temporary city employees except employees of the summer youth program, regardless of position or number of hours worked.

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State of downtown: How Austin's luxury feel affects its attraction as a live, work and play area


There’s no shortage of online chatter about Austin. TikTok and Instagram are filled with people documenting their weekend trips with activities like paddleboarding on the lake, enjoying the nightlife and considering a move.

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