Early voting is ongoing and the general special election is next Tuesday, November 3rd.
Since Republicans need to get back to their fiscally conservative roots, this voting guide is geared toward that goal.Proposition 1: NO see background articleProposition 2: YES, residential properties near commercial locations are sometimes assessed for tax purposes at a commercial rate. This amendment would correct the situation.Proposition 3: YES, the state has already set universal requirements for tax assessing, but has no power to enforce it. This amendment would correct the situation.Proposition 4: NO, see background article. Fiscal conservatives do not empower the government to expand their scope and their need for funds because it increases the tax burden.Proposition 5: YES, money savingProposition 6: YES, these bonds have a history of being paid backProposition 7: YES, expands the military exemptionProposition 8: NO, federal issue, previous funding by the federal government and might make it easier for the federal government to continue underfunding veteran’s causes. Where is the federal stimulus funding for veteran’s related needs? However, for the other side on this issue, see this article.Proposition 9: NO, possible eminent domain abuses and Texas already has an Open Beaches ActProposition 10: NO, easier to keep officials accountable with the standard 2 year termProposition 11: YES, it adds protections against eminent domain abuse. See Dallas Morning News article