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November’s election ballot is packed with lots of local items – from city council races to school bonds – but there are also seven proposals to amend the Texas Constitution.

From Texas Standard:

The longest state constitution in the nation is about to get longer. Texan voters passed all seven proposed amendments to the constitution.

One amendment aims to fix a problem most all Texans are familiar with: transportation. The state's growing population might be good for the economy, but hasn't done the roadways many favors.


Voters OK Constitutional Amendments: What It Means For Texas

Nov 4, 2015
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Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of all seven constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday.

Texas Constitutional Amendments Sail To Easy Passage

Nov 3, 2015
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From The Texas Tribune: With half of all precincts counted, statewide measures aimed at cutting property taxes, boosting funding for road projects and reiterating Texans' right to hunt and fish appeared headed toward easy passage Tuesday evening.

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North Texas school districts have a pretty big stake in Tuesday's election -- there are several bond proposals for voters to consider. Voters will also decide whether to amend the Texas Constitution -- there are seven proposed amendments ranging from taxes to highways.  

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It’s not as flashy as midterm or presidential elections, but early voting has begun for another kind of election. On Nov. 3, Texas voters will consider whether to add another seven amendments to the state constitution.

Constitutional elections in Texas don't draw many voters. Over the last three elections, no more than 8 percent of registered voters have gone to the polls, and typically, it’s propositions like this cycle's Proposition 5, a statewide vote on constitutionally mandated population limits for road funding, that might keep people away.


Property Tax Relief Comes With Big Cost To Texas

Oct 5, 2015
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If history is any guide, Texans will overwhelmingly approve a state constitutional amendment on Nov. 3 aimed at providing them some relief from rising property taxes.

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Voters across Texas approved two propositions on Tuesday that will help veterans and their families.