The state has some questions on the ballot. They are all proposed constitutional amendments.
- The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.
- The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development
Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically
- The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion
of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
- The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of
partnership and unincorporated association income.
- The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on
sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas,
water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the
rate of the state sales and use taxes.
- The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for
the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
- The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.
- The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage,
flood mitigation, and flood control projects.
- The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal
depository located in this state.
- The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances
Number 3 strikes me as unnecessary. If property is damaged (whether by a disaster or any other way) its appraised value should decrease because it is worth less.
It would have been nice if our local news media had done a better job informing us of what the issues are behind each of the proposals.
The Times evidently did run an article but they only deliver my newspaper about 60% of the time.
We deserve better