Ballot Measures in Texas

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Ballot Measures in Texas

Post by mrostov » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:59 am

Prop 4 in Texas has PASSED!!!

The Texas state constitution will now be amended to permanently prohibit the Texas state legislature from ever enacting an individual state income tax.

Prop 9 in Texas has also PASSED!!!

Precious metals owned by individuals in the state of Texas will now be constitutionally exempt from state taxation. This includes metals held in the Texas Bullion Depository.

Of the 10 ballot measures, 9 passed, here were the others that passed:

Proposition 2, letting the Texas Water Development Board issue $200 million in bonds for water supply and wastewater projects for lower income areas in Texas.

Proposition 3, providing temporary property tax exemptions for buildings and other property damaged in a disaster.

Proposition 5, requiring money raised from the sales tax on sporting goods to be spent on maintaining and improving Texas parks and historic sites.

Proposition 6, adding $3 billion in bonds to let the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas continue offering research grants for another decade.

Proposition 7, adding up to $300 million a year for public education by doubling the cap on the Available School Fund — which pays for textbooks and other instructional materials and funds schools on a per-student basis.

Proposition 8, creating the Flood Infrastructure Fund to promote large-scale flood-prevention projects. The fund will include $793 million from the state’s rainy day fund.

Proposition 10, letting handlers adopt retired law enforcement dogs and horses. The animals are currently classified as surplus property, requiring them to be sold instead of adopted.

The one prop that failed was Prop 1. The proposal would have allowed elected municipal judges to serve more than one municipality at a time, something the vast majority of judges, who are appointed, can already do.

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Re: Ballot Measures in Texas

Post by led4 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:59 am

If I ever won the lottery I would move back and buy one of those 10,000 acre west Texas ranches.

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