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Tim Eaton

Tim Eaton is a reporter on the Business Desk, covering the intersection of government and politics.

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Business advocate Hammond leaves legacy of ‘policy ahead of politics’
 As a former Texas House member and as head of the state’s most prominent business lobby for nearly 19 years, the Texas Association of Business’ outgoing CEO Bill Hammond has been the mouthpiece for industry and has shepherded legislation through the system to make Texas attractive to businesses. But despite his many legislative...

5:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

As a former Texas House member and as head of the state’s most prominent business lobby for nearly 19 years, the Texas Association of Business’ outgoing CEO Bill Hammond has been the mouthpiece for industry and has shepherded legislation through the system to make Texas attractive to businesses. But despite his many legislative...
Despite summer dip, Austin-area employers post strong job growth rates
 Austin-area private employers continued to post strong job growth rates in July, despite the usual summer dip in government jobs, according to new data from the Texas Workforce Commission. Private sector job numbers typically hold steady or drop slightly during July, but last month payrolls increased by 0.3 percent. While not a huge deviation...

6:05 PM Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Austin-area private employers continued to post strong job growth rates in July, despite the usual summer dip in government jobs, according to new data from the Texas Workforce Commission. Private sector job numbers typically hold steady or drop slightly during July, but last month payrolls increased by 0.3 percent. While not a huge deviation...
Texas Association of Business leader Hammond to step down
 Bill Hammond, the CEO and most recognizable face of the Texas Association of Business, will leave his post on Dec. 31, the organization said Tuesday. Hammond, 68, has spent nearly 19 years leading the Texas Association of Business, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Texas. “When I took this job, I said I wanted to spend less...

11:25 PM Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Bill Hammond, the CEO and most recognizable face of the Texas Association of Business, will leave his post on Dec. 31, the organization said Tuesday. Hammond, 68, has spent nearly 19 years leading the Texas Association of Business, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Texas. “When I took this job, I said I wanted to spend less...
Thousands affected in Texas as Aetna rolls back Obamacare plans

11:14 PM Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Thousands of Aetna policyholders in Texas will have to find new health care coverage next year after Aetna, the country’s third-largest insurer, said it is leaving the federal insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Aetna is among several large insurers losing money selling their plans in...
Beer battle: Texas brewers fighting law they say favors distributors
 Lawyers for Austin’s Live Oak Brewing Company and two other Texas breweries were in a Travis County court on Monday to argue that a 2013 state law unfairly hinders their ability to grow their businesses. With dueling motions, lawyers on both sides of the issue presented their arguments in a case that could have implications for the...

7:21 PM Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

Lawyers for Austin’s Live Oak Brewing Company and two other Texas breweries were in a Travis County court on Monday to argue that a 2013 state law unfairly hinders their ability to grow their businesses. With dueling motions, lawyers on both sides of the issue presented their arguments in a case that could have implications for the...
Report: Austin a national leader in tech-heavy 'advanced industries'
 Austin has solidified itself a national leader in the tech-heavy "advanced industries" sector, according to a new report from a Washington-based think tank.   The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit research organization, put Austin in the top 10 on a list of cities with thriving “advanced industries.” In terms of...

10:29 PM Thursday, Aug. 04, 2016

Austin has solidified itself a national leader in the tech-heavy "advanced industries" sector, according to a new report from a Washington-based think tank.   The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit research organization, put Austin in the top 10 on a list of cities with thriving “advanced industries.” In terms of...
Texas agrees to ease voter ID law; plan now goes to federal judge

7:12 PM Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton agreed Wednesday to a plan that would soften the state’s strict voter identification law, but his office said the concession is a short-term fix and that the state will consider an appeal to the country’s highest court. An agreement between Paxton and a broad coalition that includes the U.S. Justice...
Workforce Solutions Capital Area names new executive director
 Workforce Solutions Capital Area announced Thursday that its second in command, Tamara Atkinson, soon will lead the publicly funded nonprofit organization as its new executive director. Atkinson will take over at the workforce development agency Aug. 1. She will replace Alan Miller, who will retire July 31. Atkinson has worked for more than...

10:45 PM Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016

Workforce Solutions Capital Area announced Thursday that its second in command, Tamara Atkinson, soon will lead the publicly funded nonprofit organization as its new executive director. Atkinson will take over at the workforce development agency Aug. 1. She will replace Alan Miller, who will retire July 31. Atkinson has worked for more than...
Pro-medical marijuana legislators have more ammo
 Legislators who want to expand the use of medical marijuana in Texas — as well as the green-seeking entrepreneurs who could benefit financially from more state-approved, pot-derived treatments for what ails Texans — might be able to lean on a new study to bolster their argument when the Legislature convenes in January. State senators...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 23, 2016

Legislators who want to expand the use of medical marijuana in Texas — as well as the green-seeking entrepreneurs who could benefit financially from more state-approved, pot-derived treatments for what ails Texans — might be able to lean on a new study to bolster their argument when the Legislature convenes in January. State senators...
Austin job creation jumps in June
 In June, Austin’s labor market produced another month of strong job creation, which in turn helped keep unemployment rates in check, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The monthly report showed that the metro area job base continues to expand, with local employers adding about 7,800 jobs in June, despite...

9:16 PM Friday, Jul. 22, 2016

In June, Austin’s labor market produced another month of strong job creation, which in turn helped keep unemployment rates in check, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The monthly report showed that the metro area job base continues to expand, with local employers adding about 7,800 jobs in June, despite...
We tested seven of Austin's post-Uber/Lyft ride-hailing apps
 In early May, when the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft pulled up stakes in Austin after the results of a contentious proposition vote, some predicted it would be a transportation disaster. Our town had become accustomed to a certain level of on-demand ride hailing, and with the two biggest players in the market abandoning Austin, ...

8:03 PM Friday, Jul. 22, 2016

In early May, when the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft pulled up stakes in Austin after the results of a contentious proposition vote, some predicted it would be a transportation disaster. Our town had become accustomed to a certain level of on-demand ride hailing, and with the two biggest players in the market abandoning Austin, ...