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Breaking down Proposition 4 before Election Day

Posted at 9:53 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 22:53:51-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Before voters cast their ballots for Tuesdays elections, they will see is an option to vote for or against Proposition 4.

For those who don't know Proposition 4 deals with having a state income tax.

The wording in the proposition can be confusing to voters.

“We want everybody to be informed we don't want any confusion and a lot of the times the language is legal and so a lot of questions are raised,” says State Rep. Todd Hunter.

Here is what you will see once you vote for or against Prop 4.

It states; "The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual's share of partnership and unincorporated association income."

“So it’s gotten a lot of attention but it's yes to ban to prohibit to stop an income tax, and it's no if you want current law or basically to be able to look at an income tax at another time,” says Hunter.

State Representative Todd Hunter says typically when you hear the words "ban" or to "prohibit" it can have a negative meaning but that's not always the case.

“If a yes vote passes on Nov. 5, it will basically secure in Texas no income tax,” says Hunter.

Currently, Texas along with six other states in the United States do not have a state income tax.

“A yes bands it, prohibits it, pretty much ends it in Texas. A no keeps it alive for consideration later,” says Hunter.

Hunter also says voters need to pay attention and watch the wording before saying yes or no.