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TEXAS PROP 1

TX PROP 1 - PROPERTY TAXES

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

585557

87%

Against

84740

13%

PROP 1 -- TAX TRIMS

Voters will decide on Proposition 1, which would increase homeowners' school property tax homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000, saving the average family roughly $125 annually while costing the state about $1.2 billion in tax revenue for school districts during the first two years.

The Legislature has budgeted extra funding so schools won't see shortfalls, at least in the short term.

TEXAS PROP 2

TX PROP 2 - TAXES FOR VETERANS' SPOUSES

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

606610

91%

Against

56734

9%

PROP 2 - MORE TAX TRIMS

Proposition 2 also is on the ballot. It offers property tax exemptions to the spouses of totally disabled veterans who died before January 2010.

Similar exemptions already exist for spouses of totally disabled veterans who died in 2011 or later.

TEXAS PROP 3

TX PROP 3 - WHERE STATE OFFICIALS CAN LIVE

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

436915

67%

Against

217284

33%

PROP 3 -- ANYWHERE BUT AUSTIN

The land and agriculture commissioners, comptroller, attorney general and members of the Rail Road Commission would be allowed to live somewhere other than the state capital if voters approve Proposition 3.

Supporters argue that modern technology allows elected officials to do their jobs from anywhere, though none of those current officeholders say they'll move if given the chance.

It wouldn't apply to the governor and the 1856 Greek Revival-style Austin mansion he occupies, nor the lieutenant governor.

TEXAS PROP 4

TX PROP 4 - PROFESSIONAL SPORTS RAFFLES

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

451440

69%

Against

203054

31%

PROP 4 -- RAFFLE RIGHTS

If Proposition 4 passes, professional teams would be able to hold charitable raffles at all home games.

Professional teams are currently allowed to do this just twice annually under current law.

The Dallas Cowboys back it.

TEXAS PROP 5

TX PROP 5 - ROAD-BUILDING RULES

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

542159

83%

Against

111477

17%

PROP 5 -- ROAD REFERENDUMS

Proposition 5 would allow counties with fewer than 7,500 people to privatize road construction and maintenance.

That number is up from the current maximum of 5,000 residents.

About 70 counties qualify.

TEXAS PROP 6

TX PROP 6 - RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

535723

81%

Against

121762

19%

PROP 6 -- GONE FISHIN'

Proposition 6 "recognizes the right for people to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife."

Supporters say it will protect those activities from future lawsuits.

Though such legal challenges have been sparse, 18 states already have solidified such guarantees in their constitutions.

TEXAS PROP 7

TX PROP 7 - HIGHWAY FUNDING

6% ReportingNOV 3, 8:14 PM

For

551720

84%

Against

106088

16%

PROP 7 -- MORE ROAD REFERENDUMS

Under Proposition 7, when sales tax revenue exceeds $28 billion per fiscal year, the next $2.5 billion would go to road construction and maintenance.

This would start in September 2017. Then, beginning in September 2019, if tax revenue from vehicle sales and rentals exceeds $5 billion per fiscal year, 35 percent of the amount exceeding $5 billion would go road funding. Top conservatives say the amendment will bolster transportation infrastructure that's been taxed by Texas' booming population without raising taxes.

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