For this assignment, read the House Research Organization’s report on Proposition 3: http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/focus/amend84.pdf
If you need more, look at the Texas Legislative Council’s version, too: http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/pubsconamend/analyses15/analyses15.pdf
Write an essay (3 pages, double-spaced, cited sources). Make sure your essay tells your reader:
- The number and author of the joint resolution proposing this amendment.
- What the proposed amendment would do.
- Arguments for and against.
- Who you think might have been for it and against it (Hint: see who testified at the hearing, and who they represented).
- Why you think it was a good idea or a bad idea.
- What did Texas voters decide last November?