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Two Elections in Collin County & the State of Texas You Don’t Know About

Two major elections are taking place on the County and state level that have an impact on you!
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COLLIN COUNTY:

A Bond Election is taking place on November 7, 2023 for Collin County Residentsa Six hundred and eighty three Million Bond Referendum with Five Key Propositions. This is just one of two key elections taking place on November 7th, 2023.

Proposition A – includes Court and Detention Facility Projects.

Proposition B – includes an Animal Shelter Facility Project.

Proposition C – includes a Medical Examiner’s Facility Project.

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Proposition D – includes Park and open Space Projects.

Proposition E – includes Road and Bridge Projects. 

Visit the Collin County Elections website for more information on voting locations, how to register, and more!


THE STATE OF TEXAS:

Along with Collin County holding a bond election, there are many Propositions on the State of Texas Constitutional Amendments Election! These propositions include the following:

Proposition 1: – Protects farming and ranching practices.

Proposition 2: – Offers property tax exemption for child care facilities.

Proposition 3: – Blocks individual wealth or net worth taxes.

Proposition 4: – Addresses high property taxes. – Raises homestead exemption to $100,000.

Proposition 5: – Renames National Research University Fund. – Allocates rainy day fund interest for university research.

Proposition 6: – Creates Texas water fund with $1 billion. – Supports water projects, conservation, and supply expansion.

Proposition 7: – Establishes a state fund for gas-fueled power plant development.

Proposition 8: – Establishes broadband infrastructure fund with $1.5 billion.

Proposition 9:– Provides cost-of-living adjustments for retired teachers.

Proposition 10: – Exempts medical product manufacturers’ equipment from property taxes. Proposition 11: – Adds El Paso County to districts issuing bonds for parks.

Proposition 12: – Abolishes Galveston County’s treasurer office.

Proposition 13: – Increases retirement age for state judges to 79. – Raises minimum retirement age to 75.

Proposition 14:– Creates the centennial parks conservation fund for state parks.


Visit the Collin County Elections website for more information on voting locations, how to register, and more! For a more in-depth look on each proposition for the State of Texas we recommend Texas Tribune.

About the Contributor
Aiden Lewis
Aiden Lewis, News Producer
Hi! My name is Aiden Lewis, I am a Senior and have been a part of MHS1 for 3 years and this year I serve as the News Producer. Being the News Producer I’m allowed to empower the voices in our community and report on things that matter to YOU! I am very passionate about News and want to pursue a degree in journalism. Outside of school I advocate for public education and I have a job. Aside from MHS1, I am also a four-year student council member and have served as a committee head for the last two years. Looking forward to a great year!
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