#txlege terms you should know!

Lobbying: any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisions of government. You are required to register as a lobbyist if you 1) make a total expenditure […]

Texas Legislature resources page

Thanks for visiting ATA’s Texas Legislature resources page, we hope you find this document helpful! Do you have something to add to this page? Let us know.  Learn more about […]

87th legislative session priorities

ATA’s Vision To make Austin a city of the future while protecting its unique culture and forging productive relationships between the tech community and policymakers. To help achieve this vision, […]

Stay at home, vote at home? (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series. To read the first blog reviewing the lawsuit, read Part 1. We need to think about what the coronavirus means for our elections. […]

Stay at home, vote at home? (Part 1)

Texas’ first election since the public health crisis in the US will be a run-off election on July 14 and many are questioning how to safely vote. While the coronavirus […]

Breaking Down the Ballot: Constitutional Amendments 

November 5th, 2019 is Election Day in Texas. This upcoming election includes many important measures including a proposed bond and constitutional amendments. This blog highlights the constitutional amendments Texans will […]

The Future of Redistricting in Texas

On June 27, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, a case challenging the legality of partisan gerrymandering. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme […]

Guest Post: Austin Abdicates Innovation

This is a guest post from ATA advisory board member Chelsea Collier. It is cross-posted on Austin Startups. Sometimes saying, “I told you so” feels smugly satisfying. This is not […]