State website provides details on bond elections

Posted Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Tarrant County residents will weigh in on millions of dollars worth of bond propositions this November.

Now there’s a new interactive website — Tell the Truth Texas: It’s your right to know how much your government owes — to help area residents learn more about the nearly dozen propositions on local ballots.

On this website, voters can find details about more than 90 upcoming bond propositions, including those in Bedford, Burleson and Keller and the Fort Worth and Azle school districts.

“The Bond Election Roundup provides additional information to help Texans with a one-stop shop for transparency on debt they may be on the hook for,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “We are placing bond proposition information on an interactive Web page voters can click through and see if any entity in their area is holding a bond election.”

At the top of the list is the $2 billion election for a water revolving-loan program for the state.

Following that, there is information, for instance, about three propositions — for buses, specialty schools and school buildings and technology — in a $490 million bond package to fund Fort Worth school projects.

Not to mention more than $3 million in bonds for park improvements in Bedford, $8 million for road improvements in Keller, $20 million to improve schools in the Azle district and $20 million spread out through four propositions for street and transportation, public safety improvements, police station and a gymnasium for Burleson.

Anyone who has information on a bond election not included on the website is asked to contact the comptroller’s office at truth@cpa.state.tx.us.

The state’s constitutional amendment election is Nov. 5.

Anna Tinsley, 817-390-7610 Twitter: @annatinsley

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