Over the weekend many Lubbockites received information in the mail from State Representative John Frullo about the upcoming Texas constitutional amendment election, which is November 8, 2011. There are 10 amendments in all. Some of highlights include;
Proposition 1: Allows the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran to keep a property tax exemption on her or his home.
Proposition 2: Allows the Texas Water Development Board to borrow as much as $6 Billion.
Proposition 3: Allows the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to borrow money in order to provide student loans.
Proposition 5: Allow cities and counties to have interlocal agreements with each other without having to assess an additional tax or set aside a specified amount of money for the costs of the interlocal contract.
Proposition 8: Allows for special property tax rules on land that is set aside for water conservation.
CLICK HERE to see a summary of the other proposed amendments from the Texas Secretary of State.
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