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Review Of 2009 Ballot Measures: Veterans-- Follow-Up

2009 November 09 - Kristen Vicedomini

Follow-Up on Veterans Ballot Measures:

All three ballot measures related to Veterans in 2009 passed by comfortable majorities.

Proposition 6 in Texas passed with about 66%  of the vote (see the Texas Secretary of State's office for the most up-to-date counts).  This amends the constitution so that the Texas Veterans' Land Board could issue general obligation bonds at their discretion for the benefit of the Veterans' Land Fund and the Veterans' Housing Assistance Funds.



Proposition 8 in Texas passed by 75%, thereby allowing the state to partner with federal and local governments in the operation of veterans' hospitals.



Issue 1 in Ohio passed by about 72% (see the Ohio Secretary of State's office for the most up-to-date counts), authorizing up to $200 million in bonds for Ohio veterans of conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the Persian Gulf.   This is in accordance with Governor Strickland's recommendation in his veto letter of HB 649: that such bonuses ought to be funded through bonds, rather than the Budget Stabilization Fund.



-Kristen Vicedomini, Research Director

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