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Broadside 1973-11 - Page 3. November, 1973. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3238/show/3231.

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Title Broadside 1973-11
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date November, 1973
Description Vol. 4 No. 11
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  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • Periodicals
Language English
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
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Transcript November 197 3 BROADSIDE Page 3 TEXAS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (continued) Amendment 5 would allow a simple majority of the voters in communities bordering the Gulf of Mexico to authorize a tax for the construction of seawalls and breakwaters. Currently, such authorization requires the vote of a 2/3 majority. Those arguing for the amendment point out that other kinds of local taxes only require a simple majority; this amendment would simply provide the same for seawalls and breakwaters. Those against the amendment argue that seawalls and breakwaters are likely to harm the coastline ecology and therefore an extraordinary majority should be necessary for approving this danger. Amendment 6 is a complicated one, but essentially it would allow district courts, in addition to county courts, to hear the original case in probate matters. Currently, only the county court has original jurisdiction over probate cases (cases involving wills, inheritance, etc.), with the district court acting as a first appeals court in probate matters. Arguing for the amendment, persons point out that dual trials can occur under the current system because some aspects of probate cases are under county court jurisdiction, while other aspects can only be decided by a district court. Also, many county court judges are not lawyers and it has been argued that many probate cases need someone skilled in the law to judge the case. Against this amendment, it is argued that it would create even more crowded conditions in the district courts. Also, it is argued that the legislature can already create specialized probate courts and that this is a better answer to the problem. Amendment 7 would authorize the sale of an additional $100 million in bonds to provide for loans on land to veterans. It would also provide that if a veteran died while' his/her application was being processed, the veteran's spouse could complete the transaction. In favor are the arguments that this money is returned to the state since it is only paid out as loans and that those who have served in the armed forces should get special benefits from the state. Against the amendment is the argument that generous benefits are already available to veterans through federal programs and thus extension of the land program is unnecessary. Also, feminists should remember that very few women are able to benefit from this program. The U.S. armed forces have NOT welcomed women. Any program favoring veterans is therefore automatically discriminating against women. Amendment 8 would authorize cities, towns, and villages to levy such ad valorem (property) taxes as are necessary to pay the principal and interest, as payments come due, of general obligation bonds which the city, etc. has issued. This amendment would circumvent the present specific constitutional limit on those taxes. (Cities over 5,000 in population may not exceed a rate of 2-1/2 percent of the value of the taxable property of the city.) Those arguing for this amendment say it would give cities more flexibility to pay off bonds without perhaps having to dig into city funds needed for other purposes. Besides, these people point out, those bonds have to be approved by the people of the city before the bonds are issued. On the other side, it is argued that this amendment would open the gate for higher city taxes — and the ad valorem tax is essentially a regressive tax anyway (one that falls heavier on the poor than on the rich). Amendment 9 would give the legislature the authority to exempt from property taxes certain property of nonprofit corporations and nonprofit cooperatives which supply water in the state — the property thus exempted would have to be property connected with that supplying of water. Those arguing for say that this amendment would help encourage the supply of water to parts of the state where water is needed. On the other hand, this amendment seems to violate the principle of equal taxation. Why should these groups get special treatment? (Some nonprofit corporations pay their executives healthy salaries.) Remember to vote on November 6 — especially FOR Amendments 2 and 3. The way things are going in our government, if we don't fully exercise our right to vote we are liable to lose that right. VOTE!