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Discussion in 'Politics' started by XinTX, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. XinTX

    XinTX Well-Known

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    I'd almost forgotten about today's election. Personally, I'm against #6. Kind of sounds like a 'slush fund' to me. Nor do I like #3. Not in favor of special 'carve outs' just for aviation parts. Tomorrow, Nov. 5, is
    Election Day in the state of Texas. In addition to many local races around the
    state, including an important Mayoral race in Houston, Texans will be voting on
    nine proposed constitutional amendments that were passed during the 2013 legislative
    session. The proposed amendments include Prop. 6 which has received a lot of
    attention and scrutiny. This proposition would take $2 billion from the state’s
    Economic Stabilization Fund (“rainy day fund”) to pay for water projects.




    It is also important to remember that Texas’ Voter ID law is now in effect

    In addition, there is one special election for the State House to fill the
    vacant seat in District 50 which includes Northeast Travis County (including
    parts of Austin and Pflugerville).
    We encourage all Texans to educate themselves and to make plans to vote in the
    important Nov. 5 elections.
     


  2. Shooter McGavin

    Shooter McGavin Active Member

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    Appreciate the annoucment, I had forgotten about it as well....
     
  3. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

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  4. Mikeinhistory

    Mikeinhistory Well-Known

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    If you really want to get into the public water debate you should go onto the Austin Bass Fishing Forum. They have some opinions on the topic.
     
  5. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I know they are already pulling water from a couple of local lakes that are already struggling and piping it up towards the metroplex.

    Texas has had an on going drought for some time and it's hitting the aquifers and lakes hard. I'm not to find of funding a pipeline to pump my lakes dry, which is what some areas to the north are already trying to do.

    I have not read prop 6 in its entirety, but I do know those areas are looking for funds to build new pipelines and where they want them to go.
     
  6. outdare

    outdare Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    If you live in a rural area you should be against prop 6. From what I read it would allow the bigger areas to pipe the water away from rural AG areas in favor of bigger cities. Also I have read that it nullifies the eminent domain laws. I'll try to find that article again.
     
  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Just returned from voting.
    They did check my photo I.D.

    Whats really funny is I went to the doctors office(first time there) before voting. They checked my photo I.D.! LMAO.
    Gotta show ID at the Dr. and some weinerheads whine about showing an ID to vote.
     

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