A Look at the Primary Ballot Propositions With An Impact On Your Wallet

February 19, 2024
Andrew McVeigh
Elections 2024, Primary Elections 2024, Propositions, Republican Party of Texas

Election Day is Tuesday, March 5th.

Primary voters across the State will soon be heading to the polls for the 2024 Primary Elections, with early voting beginning on Tuesday, February 20th. 

The election is focused on choosing candidates to be on the ballot during the November general election, including local races, Texas House and Senate races, and the presidential primary election with President Donald Trump. However, on the Republican party primary ballot, there are 13 propositions which act as an important opinion poll, or gauge, of the will of Texas Primary voters.  

Of these propositions, several would have important implications and fiscal consequences for Texas taxpayers, if implemented into law during the next legislative session. 

Below, you will find our recommendations on how to vote on each of these taxpayer-focused propositions: 

Proposition 1:

Ballot Language: Texas should eliminate all property taxes without increasing Texans’ overall tax burden.

Recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 1. Eliminating property taxes is essential to restoring private property rights in the State of Texas, and is one of the most important pro-taxpayer reforms that will help foster an environment in which Texas families can truly thrive and prosper.

Proposition 2: 

Ballot Language: Texas should create a Border Protection Unit, and deploy additional state law enforcement and military forces, to seal the border, to use physical force to prevent illegal entry and trafficking, and to deport illegal aliens to Mexico or to their nations of origin.

Recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 2. Illegal immigration is quickly becoming an existential crisis, with the fiscal burden on taxpayers continuing to rise and reach billions of dollars each year. Ending the crises and securing the border must be made a priority.

Proposition 4:

Ballot Language: The Texas Legislature should end all subsidies and public services, including in-state college tuition and enrollment in public schools, for illegal aliens.

Recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 4. Texas taxpayers should not fund, at their own expense, magnets that encourage and entice further illegal immigration. 

Proposition 6:

Ballot Language: The Texas Legislature should prohibit the deployment of the Texas National Guard to a foreign conflict unless Congress first formally declares war.

Recommendation: Vote YESon Prop 6. The Texas National Guard, significantly funded by Texas taxpayers, should not be deployed into harm’s way in a foreign conflict, without Congress fulfilling its constitutional duty and officially declaring war. The Texas National Guard should be home in Texas, available to support the needs of Texas and Texas taxpayers, unless a constitutional war is declared.

Proposition 7:

Ballot Langauge: The Texas Legislature should establish authority within the Texas State Comptroller’s office to administer access to gold and silver through the Texas Bullion Depository for use as legal tender.

Recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 7. Texas should continue to push for a return to sound money, including further access to gold and silver as legal tender, as is authorized by the United States Constitution.  

Proposition 11:

Ballot Language: Texas parents and guardians should have the right to select schools, whether public or private, for their children, and the funding should follow the student.

Recommendation: Vote YESon Prop 11. Texas Taxpayers should have the right to choose where their children receive their education.

Proposition 13:

Ballot Language: Texas should ban the sale of Texas land to citizens, governments, and entities from China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia.

Recommendation: Vote YES on Prop 13. Hostile foreign nations should not be able to buy up Texas land, undercutting Texas farmers and ranchers and threatening the Texas economy.

To see all 13 ballot propositions, visit the Republican Party of Texas website here.

Be sure to share this with friends and family, and get out and vote by March 5th!

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