San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wants the city to reconsider how it will make future deals to fund nonprofit agencies. At a City Council Governance Committee meeting Wednesday the city attorney and city auditor told council members it was looking at various proposed changes, including making city created nonprofits subject to review by the city’s Ethics Review Board. The suggestions come just a few months after the CEOs of two city created organizations — the Tricentennial Commission and Centro San Antonio — stepped down.
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Congressional leaders plan to vote later this week on a month-long spending bill but the ongoing fight over immigration threatens to derail the plan days before the Friday deadline to prevent a government shutdown. Republican leaders say they are confident that Congress will vote this week to extend current spending levels until February 16 but Democrats and some far-right conservatives are threatening to block the legislation. Democrats say they are unwilling to vote for a spending bill that...