Posted on · This year’s theme was “A Lasting Legacy” where Turner highlighted his accomplishments and what his legacy will be once he leaves office.
Posted on · The 2024 budget includes a 3% pay raise for municipal workers, including police, and a 6% raise for firefighters, the third pay raise in the last three years.
Posted on · City council is considering stronger requirements to make landlords more accountable for unsafe conditions.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We get an update on heavy rain and flooding, Controller Chris Brown discusses the city's next budget, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and we learn about competitive synchronized swimming.
Posted on · City Controller Chris Brown talks about the state of Houston’s finances
Posted on · Wednesday was the deadline for council members to submit their amendments to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposed budget, which seeks to close a $160 million deficit.
Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year proposes eliminating a program that subsidizes homeowners associations taking care of their own trash collection.
Posted on · A lot can happen in a week: some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Today, we ask panelists Lisa Falkenberg, Vlad Davidiuk and Fred Goodall to consider […]
Posted on · Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a $5.1 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The 2016 fiscal year budget proposal is the last of Mayor Parker's administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about where the majority of funds are going, how this could shape […]
Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on this edition of Houston Matters. Mayor Parker last joined us back in March. Since then, the Mayor and City Council have been busy. Council passed a $5.2 billion budget, as well as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (currently being challenged in court), and revised […]
Posted on · NOTE: Houston Matters was pre-empted at noon today by President Obama’s news conference. But you can hear the entire show here after 3pm, or on Houston Public Media news 88.7 tonight at 10. The Houston City Council Wednesday passed a budget for 2015 which will, among other things, set aside more than ten million dollars […]
Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker last week unveiled her proposed FY 2015 budget for the city of Houston. It includes covering a significant rise in pension obligations, calls for funding to add animal control officers and address pothole repairs – all of which the mayor believes can be accomplished in the next year without a tax increase, […]