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Harris County Latino voters rank the economy, education, and safety among their top priorities

Posted on · Houston Public Media interviewed 15 Hispanic residents, as part of a Texas Newsroom statewide project, on what their main concerns are heading into the midterm elections. Listen for more Latino voters' voices this week as we air a series of montages.

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Harris County budget cuts are locked in as county is forced to adopt “no new revenue rate”

Posted on · Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey boycotted commissioners court for the sixth time in a row, preventing Democrats from adopting proposed lower rates before a Friday deadline.

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Harris County could face delays in December runoffs, May 2023 elections due to the tax and budget crisis

Posted on · Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum said his office is fully funded for the November elections, but it lacks the funds under the current budget to guarantee the next two elections will run smoothly.

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Harris County Republican commissioners continue boycott of court meetings over tax rates

Posted on · Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had sought a special, discussion-only meeting to hammer out a compromise on taxes and the budget. They got it, but refused to attend, claiming Commissioner Adrian Garcia was negotiating in bad faith.

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Harris County, emphasizing “accuracy over speed,” forecasts six-hour wait on election night for preliminary results

Posted on · Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum is taking steps to avert a repeat of the long delays in vote counting during the March primary elections – even so, he says preliminary results won’t be fully available until about 2:30 a.m. on November 9.