HOUSTON- Early voting is underway and there are several propositions statewide, countywide and citywide you need to know about. You’ve probably heard a lot about Proposition 1, the HERO amendment, but have you heard about Prop 2?
We checked in with Dr. Mark Jones at Rice University's Baker Institute to give us an overview of some of the propositions.
“If you look at the ballot language for Proposition 2 in the City of Houston, you might think that that’s adding term limits, and restricting politicians… when actually, it’s going from three 2-year terms to two 4-year terms. Instead of six years they’ll now have eight years - that's for council and the mayor. In Harris County, there are four propositions the largest is Prop 1. Proposition 1 in Harris County is 700 million dollars designed to fix crumbling roads or to add and extend roads primarily in the unincorporated areas of the county - in the north, northwest and western parts. Statewide there are seven propositions. The most interesting are Proposition 1, which if it passes will lower all homeowners’ property taxes by about $125. Proposition 6 which will enshrine in the Constitution Texans’ right to hunt and fish. Proposition 7 would provide about $5billion per year for road projects throughout the state.”