NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Early voting ends today; Election Day is Tuesday

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Area News, Latest

Early voting ends today at 7 p.m. as Wylie ISD voters decide whether to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” Proposition A, a $298,145 million bond “for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating and equipping school facilities.”

Collin County voters will consider a $683 million bond package with five separate propositions.

Proposition A would raise nearly $261.86 million for “justice” buildings including corrections and probation for youth and adults.

Proposition B would fund $5.7 million in improvements to the county animal shelter built in 2006.

Proposition C would provide $13.36 million for a new medical examiner’s facility to replace the one built in 1988.

Proposition D would expand and improve the county’s parks and open space to the tune of $22.45 million.

Proposition E would spend $380 million to improve transportation capacity in the county by building new roads and repairing deteriorating ones.

Constitutional Amendments

Texas voters decide whether to accept $18 billion in tax relief proposed in a constitutional amendment.

The election ballot contains 14 proposed changes to the state charter, including Proposition 4 that allocates about $12.6 billion for school districts to reduce the school property tax rate by 10.7 cents per $100 valuation for homeowners and business properties.

The amendment would also increase the state’s homestead exemption for 5.72 million property owners from $40,000 to $100,000.

The proposed additions to the state constitution are:

Proposition 1 – “The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture and wildlife management.”

Proposition 2 – “The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.”

Proposition 3 – “The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax, including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family.”

Proposition 4 – “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.”

Proposition 5 – “The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.”

Proposition 6 – “The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.”

Proposition 7 – “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.”

Proposition 8 – “The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.”

Proposition 9 – “The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.”

Proposition 10 – “The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.”

Proposition 11 – “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.”

Proposition 12 – “The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County.”

Proposition 13 – “The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges.”           

Proposition 14 – “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.”

Nearby polling places include the Wylie Senior Recreation Center, 800 Thomas St., Collin College Wylie Campus, 391 Country Club Rd. and the Michael J. Felix Community Center, at 3815 Sachse Rd. in Sachse.

Registered voters in Collin County are eligible to vote at any early voting location in the county.

Collin County voters should visit collincountytx.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx for more information.

For more stories about the Wylie community see the next print, or digital edition of The Wylie News. Subscribe today and support local journalism.

By Bob Wieland – [email protected]

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

Order photos

Related News

Inaugural event planned for local nonprofit

Inaugural event planned for local nonprofit

In-Sync Exotics, a renowned sanctuary for rescued exotic felines, is hosting its inaugural fundraising gala, “Whisker Wishes - Making Miracles Happen,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Venue at Boyd Farms in Lavon.  This event marks a significant milestone for the...

read more
Final budget update presented

Final budget update presented

A groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the district’s newest school scheduled to open at Brown Street and Springdale Way in 2025, was held on Monday, May 20.  A few hours after a groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the district’s newest school...

read more
WEHS graduates complete journey

WEHS graduates complete journey

Wylie East Class of 2024 graduates celebrate the end of their high school careers Saturday, May 25 at CUTX Event Center in Allen with the traditional streamer toss. On a busy Memorial Day weekend honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, family, friends, staff...

read more
WHS Class of 2024 celebrate milestone

WHS Class of 2024 celebrate milestone

Wylie High Class of 2024 graduates, 691 of them, toss celebratory streamers in the air signaling the end of high school Saturday, May 25 at the event center in Allen. The Wylie High School Class of 2024 marked a milestone Saturday evening as proud parents, teachers,...

read more
Memorial Day observance planned

Memorial Day observance planned

A Memorial Day ceremony planned by VFW Post #315 and the City of Wylie will take place at Olde City Park Monday, May 27. At the event, wreaths will be placed honoring the fallen, all veterans and those actively serving.  Memorial Day is a chance to reflect on the...

read more
Election canvassed; condos OK’d

Election canvassed; condos OK’d

Mayor Matthew Porter and Councilmembers Gino Mulliqi, Mayor pro tem Jeff Forrester, Scott Williams and Dave Strang welcomed the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, at the Collin County Courthouse Friday, May 10. Mulliqi, an Albanian American, presented the president...

read more
Wylie Farmers Market debuts May 25

Wylie Farmers Market debuts May 25

Rachel Echols, a former 4th grade teacher with an 11-month-old son, started organizing the Wylie Farmers Market in April after gauging interest and gathering feedback on Facebook.  A stay-at-home mom with an aptitude for planning and a heart for small businesses has...

read more
Order photos