Easy Wins for Nine Props
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
The Texas Constitution may read more like a particularly dry epic poem than a working governing document, but that didn't stop state voters from adding nine more amendments on election day. Wide margins developed for the props early in the night. Prop. 6, which creates a State Water Implementation Fund, sailed to victory with 73.4% support. Props. 1 and 4, both dealing with ad valorem tax exemptions related to veterans, passed by more than 85%. Only Props. 3 and 5 could reasonably be called contested, though both passed comfortably.
|Prop. 1: (Tax exemption for surviving spouses of veterans killed in action)||995,817||149,027||87.0%|
|Prop. 2: (Eliminate the State Medical Board and its Education Fund)||946,299||171,056||84.7%|
|Prop. 3: (Tax exemption for aircraft parts being shipped out of state)||624,154||456,985||57.7%|
|Prop. 4: (Tax exemption for homesteads donated to disabled veterans)||961,590||167,831||85.1%|
|Prop. 5: (Reverse mortgage loans for homestead property)||680,909||406,434||62.6%|
|Prop. 6: (Create the State Water Implementation Fund)||836,424||303,547||73.4%|
|Prop. 7: (Let cities determine how to fill unexpired terms on their ruling bodies)||806,764||277,724||74.4%|
|Prop. 8: (Enable a hospital district in Hidalgo County)||740,581||282,830||72.4%|
|Prop. 9: (Expand the range of sanctions that can be assessed against judges)||921,900||167,156||84.7%|
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