The huge surge of early voting in Texas' rapidly growing cities and inner suburbs likely marks the end of unchallenged Republican dominance in America's second largest state — a seismic shift in the nation's electoral landscape. "Texas is growing, but it's all in metro. It's not in rural anymore; rural population is declining. It is a metro state." Said Steven Pedigo, Director of the LBJ Urban Lab.
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AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Jaffe announced the appointment of RGK Center Director and University Distinguished Professor David Springer of the LBJ School of Public Affairs to serve as the school's interim dean beginning in January 2021.Read more
AUSTIN (Oct. 16, 2020) — On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of new members to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and its four subcommittees including: the Agricultural Science Committee (ASC), the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC), the Drinking Water Committee (DWC), and the Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC). Sheila Olmstead, a professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, is among the 16 new members.Read more
Visit vote.org to request an absentee ballot, sign up for reminders and find a polling place near you. Other voting resources are available on the page for our recent LBJ In the Arena session on Protecting the Right to Vote, with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir (MPAff '81) and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins.Read more
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and YWCA USA announced today the release of a new white paper entitled "America's Recovery from the 2020 "Shecession": Building a Female Future of Childcare and Work," which details how challenges and systemic inequities are contributing to this year's economic crisis and the disproportionate impact on women. The new report offers policymakers a blueprint for American economic recovery based on the intentional buildout of high quality, affordable and accessible childcare together with a concrete future-of-work plan for the female workforce.Read more