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Prop 8: Another look/POV

On the ballot on November 2nd 2021 is a vote on Texas Proposition 8 the Homestead Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses of Military Fatally Injured in the Line of Duty Amendment.

Recently someone who frequents the “Halls of Power” represented Proposition 8 as a property tax exemption for all veterans. The argument was made that if veterans didn’t pay their taxes that the tax burden would be passed on to the rest of us.

Veterans raised their hands and volunteered to serve our great nation, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families. The person presenting Proposition 8 suggested a “No” on it, to make sure that we collect those property taxes so the rest of our taxes don’t go up.

Here’s the trouble: That’s not at all what Proposition 8 is all about. Just in case any of you were also given a similar recommendation, the following explains Proposition 8.