2013 Constitutional Election http://kut.org en Texas Voters Approve All 9 State Constitutional Amendments http://kut.org/post/texas-voters-approve-all-9-state-constitutional-amendments <p>Texas voters approved all <a href="http://kut.org/post/9-state-propositions-texans-will-vote-next-week" target="_blank">nine state constitutional amendments</a> on the November ballot.</p><p>The issue that received the most attention was <a href="http://kut.org/post/how-prop-6-passed-and-what-s-next-water-projects-texas" target="_blank">Proposition 6</a>. It creates a new water fund with two billion dollars from the state’s Rainy Day fund.</p><p><a href="http://kut.org/post/texans-could-vote-help-cut-veterans-property-taxes" target="_blank">Propositions 1 and 4</a> cut property taxes for disabled veterans or their surviving spouse. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:23:12 +0000 Laura Rice 9106 at http://kut.org Texas Voters Approve All 9 State Constitutional Amendments Three Ways Voter ID Could Affect You This Election Day http://kut.org/post/three-ways-voter-id-could-affect-you-election-day <p class="p1">It’s <a href="http://kut.org/post/election-day-forecast-voter-turnout-id-law-and-thunderstorms" target="_blank">Election Day</a> and, if you didn’t <a href="http://kut.org/post/early-voting-underway-what-voters-need-know-nov-5-election-update" target="_blank">vote early</a>, today is your final chance to cast a ballot on <a href="http://kut.org/post/9-state-propositions-texans-will-vote-next-week" target="_blank">nine proposed state constitutional amendments</a>, along with a few <a href="http://kut.org/post/meet-candidates-hd-50-special-election" target="_blank">local elections</a>.</p><p>This election is also the first one with the state’s new <a href="http://kut.org/post/justice-dept-suing-texas-over-voter-id-law" target="_blank">voter ID</a> law in place.</p><p>For Agenda Texas, KUT's Ben Philpott breaks down what you should expect at the polls this Election Day.<br /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/118593143" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:58:59 +0000 Ben Philpott 9088 at http://kut.org Three Ways Voter ID Could Affect You This Election Day The 9 State Propositions Texans Will Vote On Next Week http://kut.org/post/9-state-propositions-texans-will-vote-next-week <p>Early voting begins Monday on nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Constitutional elections traditionally draw less than 10 percent of registered voters to the polls. But the changes being proposed could have widespread effects on Texas in the future.</p><p>Below you’ll find the Secretary of State's explanation of each of the Joint Resolutions passed in the House and Senate that created the amendment propositions, along with the ballot language you’ll see when voting. We’ve also included links to groups for or against passage on individual propositions, if there are any.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Ben Philpott 8957 at http://kut.org The 9 State Propositions Texans Will Vote On Next Week Texans Could Vote to Help Cut Veterans' Property Taxes http://kut.org/post/texans-could-vote-help-cut-veterans-property-taxes <p>When Texans go to the polls beginning Monday, they&rsquo;ll have the chance to vote on nine constitutional propositions. Two of them would cut property taxes for disabled veterans or their surviving spouse.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both propositions have their origins in an oversight and look to tweak current laws to give returning Texas veterans and their families property tax breaks.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115512578" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:17:14 +0000 Ben Philpott 8944 at http://kut.org Texans Could Vote to Help Cut Veterans' Property Taxes