Growing Our Economy
June 2, 2021
President Joe Biden has allocated more than $2.3 million in his proposed budget to help fund San Antonio’s Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration Project.
May 28, 2021
442 days. That’s how long it’s been since an airborne virus shut down one of Austin’s favorite stages. On Thursday, a U.S. Congressman – of all people – welcomed us back.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined the Austin music community Thursday night to officially reopen the Red River District.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Live Music Capital of the World went quiet when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. As the music scene has slowly started to come back to life over the past year, a few Austin venues have continued to keep their doors shut. "We were the first to close, and we're the last to reopen," said Jeannette Gregor, the first employee to be re-hired at Mohawk Austin and now the venue manager.
AUSTIN, Texas — Live music venue Mohawk Austin, located at 912 Red River St., will reopen Thursday after being shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI), along with U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), today announced the introduction of a bill to stop business practices known as inversions – corporate deals that allow U.S. companies to shift their corporate citizenship from the United States to a low-tax foreign jurisdiction, while keeping their executives and headquarters in the United States. This is accomplished by merging with a foreign company that can be as little as one-fifth of the size of the U.S. corporation and results in large and permanent tax breaks. Unlike other tax loopholes that can be closed on a year-to-year basis, a tax inversion is a permanent change in a corporation’s structure.
April 20, 2021
Travis County commissioners voted April 20 to create a Civilian Climate Corps, a local initiative to put residents to work on climate and environment initiatives. A plan for the program is set to be established by June 15, including identifying sources of funding to create paid work and volunteer opportunities.