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A Voter’s Guide to the HERO Ordinance

With early voting underway starting today (Oct. 19, 2015), we thought it would be useful to walk through the entire Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga – from the legal and political disputes, to the dueling ad campaigns over Proposition 1, to the language on the ballot, and in the ordinance itself. That represents a lot […]

With early voting underway starting today (Oct. 19, 2015), we thought it would be useful to walk through the entire Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga – from the legal and political disputes, to the dueling ad campaigns over Proposition 1, to the language on the ballot, and in the ordinance itself.

That represents a lot to examine in about 15 minutes. That's why the entire Houston Matters team now reports on what has become an especially contentious ordinance:

  • Edel Howlin starts with a look at the language of the ordinance.
  • Craig Cohen looks at the objections to the ordinance.
  • Paige Phelps examines potential misinformation in dueling ad campaigns about the issue.
  • Michael Hagerty looks at why there’s been so much contention over the ordinance.
  • And Maggie Martin details what the mayoral candidates have had to say about it.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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