Today North Texans have an opportunity to make their voice heard if they have not already voted early. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Visit here to find your voting locations.
In Dallas, voters have a chance to determine how the city will spend more than $1 billion on a wide range of proposed initiatives ranging from street repairs, updating and building new libraries, repairing city-owned buildings such as fire stations, Dallas City Hall, and recreational centers. To learn more about the propositions on the ballot, read NDG’s recap here.
Throughout the state, voters are invited to approve the seven proposed Texas Constitutional amendments. The proposals range from expanding property taxation available to partially disabled veterans, changes to home equity loans fees and exemptions. Also, Rep. Eric Johnson put Proposition 7 on the ballot related to credit unions and financial institutions encouraging saving.
“If voters decide to approve Proposition 7, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions will be able to conduct prize-linked savings programs in which individuals can win prizes, including cash, simply by making deposits into their own savings accounts,” Rep. Johnson added. Read our recap here.
Finally, there is the opportunity to save the Dallas County Schools agency from well-organized efforts which could lead to privatization of the agency. The North Dallas Gazette encourages voters to vote FOR giving DCS another chance to continue their efforts to address the real issues and problems the agency has had in the past. Progress has been made, including new leadership and they are on better financial footing now. Jobs and transportation for more than 450,000 students are at stake. Read our full editorial here, including a description of where you will find the initiative on the ballot.