Ask the editor: What propositions are on the ballot for the November election?

Ask the Editor sections focus on engaging readers in community updates and news.

Ask the Editor sections focus on engaging readers in community updates and news.

In addition to numerous local candidates, registered voters in Texas can also weigh in on 10 amendments to the state’s constitution on the Nov. 5 joint election ballot. If approved, the amendments, or propositions, would take effect Nov. 6.

Proposition 8 would create the Flood Infrastructure Resiliency Fund as part of Senate Bill 7, which was authored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe. Money for the new fund would be appropriated from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

The fund would provide shorter-term funding for current drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects, according to the Texas secretary of state’s website.

Proposition 10 would allow a no-cost transfer of ownership for K-9 law enforcement officers, while Proposition 6 would allocate more money to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Click here to learn more about the other propositions.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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The Humble Police Department has been positioning officers at Deerbrook Mall and other businesses to deter looting amid protests for George Floyd. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Montgomery County Hospital District is urging residents to come to the hospital for medical treatment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Protesters hold handmade signs while they sit and lay on the grass of Town Center Park on June 1. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The flyer with information on George Floyd's Houston-area services was released June 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center)
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