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Texas Elections 2018

Voters Approve City Of Houston’s Propositions For HPD-HFD Pay Parity And Drainage Fee

Mayor Sylvester Turner campaigned against Proposition B arguing that pay parity between the Police and Fire Departments would hurt the City’s finances.

Voters approved two City of Houston propositions in the 2018 midterm election.

With 98 percent of the precincts reported, Proposition B – which would establish pay parity between Houston police officers and firefighters— had 59 percent of votes in favor.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner campaigned against Proposition B, which was brought forward by the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, arguing that pay parity between the Police and Fire Departments would hurt the City's finances.

Proposition A, which had 74 percent of votes in favor with 98 percent of the precincts reported, ties the City's drainage fee to ReBuild Houston, a program to fund drainage infrastructure and street repair, ensuring it cannot be used for other purposes.

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