By Kevin Jefferies
Texas – Early voting has started for the May municipal, school, and state elections. Statewide, voters will decide whether or not to allow the legislature to go over the state's spending cap, providing $14 billion to local school districts to complete the new public school financing plan. The measure will also include passing property tax cuts on to elderly and disabled homeowners who now have their property taxes frozen.
In addition to school board and
city council elections, many districts have also called for bond issues. Commerce, Caddo Mills, Paris, Celeste, Emory-Rains, and Canton are among school districts in the area that have called for bond elections this May.
Early voting runs through May 8th.