Leading up to the November 8th election, grassroots groups across the state had published voters’ guides to help voters make some sense of the 10 obscure constitutional amendments.
Based on our review of the available grassroots analysis:
Props 1 and 5 were in dispute, with grassroots activists on both sides.
Props 9 and 10 encountered a mixture of opposition and neutrality.
Props 2-4 and 6-8 were uniformly opposed by the grassroots groups we heard from.
By Election Day, approximately 687,000 Texans had cast ballots–approximately 5% of eligible voters. After the votes were counted:
Providing tax benefits to spouses
of disabled veterans
|Prop 2||Providing for new debt for water projects||NO||PASSED (51.5%-48.5%)|
|Prop 3||Providing for new debt for education loans||
Providing for new debt for condemnation
and development of underdeveloped areas
Allowing local governments to enter
into interlocal contracts
Allowing the state legislature to spend more
of the Permanent School Fund
|Prop 7||Creating new bonding authority for El Paso||NO||DEFEATED (48.3%-51.7%)|
Providing for ad valorem taxation of land
devoted to water stewardship
Expanding the Governor’s authority to
Changing the length of term of certain
Of the six propositions uniformly opposed by the Texas conservative groups issuing recommendations, three passed and three failed.
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