In a clear-cut conservative win, lawmakers and grassroots activists working together succeeded in extending property rights protection to all Texans.
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Lawmakers pass a bill extending property rights protection to all Texans.
Voters in Ellis and Montague passed countywide bans on involuntary annexation as lawmakers consider legislation to eliminate the practice statewide.
“I had no idea what just that one step would lead to,” says the Parker County mom-turned-property rights advocate.
As lawmakers debate a statewide ban on forced annexation, voters in Ellis and Montague will consider countywide bans in May.
“My point is just this: when cities come to citizens with a value proposition, it is possible to have voluntary annexation and no need for involuntary annexation.”
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Advocates fighting to stop forced annexation in their counties are educating voters on “Tier 2” ballot measures ahead of the November 6 election.