Texans vote on constitutional amendments
(KTEN) — Texans are casting their votes on 14 amendments that could change the Texas Constitution.
Polls opened early Tuesday morning for the general election, with the 14 proposed amendments on the ballot.
Some of the proposals include limits on farming regulations; tax breaks for child care centers; expanding high speed internet; increasing benefits for retired teachers; setting a retirement age for state judges; and funding for parks, water projects and electric plants.
Perhaps the biggest item on the list Proposition 4, which would increase the property tax homestead exemption from $40,000 to $100,000 by allocating $7.1 billion to school districts as compensation.
The polls will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday; watch KTEN News and follow KTEN.com for election returns.