Texans approve 7 proposed amendments to state Constitution - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Texans approve 7 proposed amendments to state Constitution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas voters have ratified all seven amendments proposed to the state Constitution.

No statewide offices were up for grabs on Tuesday's ballot, and congressional and legislative elections are still a year away.

The seven amendments range from issues related to property tax exemptions for disabled veterans to reducing restrictions on Texans borrowing against equity in their homes.

Proposition 7 lets banks and credit unions offer raffles and other prizes to people opening savings accounts.

Records show the Texas Legislature has proposed 673 constitutional amendments, with 491 approved by voters, 179 defeated and three failing to make the ballot for "reasons that are historically obscure." That's according to a report by the Texas Legislative Council.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • 'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

    'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:15 PM EST2017-11-24 17:15:07 GMT
    Saturday, November 25 2017 12:35 AM EST2017-11-25 05:35:40 GMT

    British police say they are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest.

    British police say they are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest.

  • Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too

    Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-11-24 22:13:26 GMT
    Saturday, November 25 2017 12:34 AM EST2017-11-25 05:34:19 GMT

    Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tenders his resignation.

    Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tenders his resignation.

  • Hunter fatally shoots woman he mistook for deer

    Hunter fatally shoots woman he mistook for deer

    Friday, November 24 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-11-25 01:26:22 GMT
    Saturday, November 25 2017 12:03 AM EST2017-11-25 05:03:07 GMT

    Rosemary Bilquist, 43, was out walking Wednesday evening when she was shot.

    Rosemary Bilquist, 43, was out walking Wednesday evening when she was shot.

Powered by Frankly