Voters in Texas OK Massive Water Plan and All Other 8 Amendments
Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents voted for their mayor and decided the fate of the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.
Early voting was nearly double what it was two years ago, prompting Republican officials to declare that concerns about the voter ID requirement were overblown. Despite those figures, only about 1 million out of 13.4 million Texas voters were expected to cast their ballot.
Voters overwhelmingly approved nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, including the water measure, an expansion of reverse mortgages, and tax credits for disabled veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans killed in the line of duty.