| In the November 2013 constitutional amendment election, Burnt Orange Report endorses a vote FOR Statewide Proposition 2.
This amendment eliminates an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational. The State Medical Education Board has been useless as it has not issued new loans or received state appropriations in more than 20 years, according to the Texas Legislative Council. Also, there are no appointees to the board.
While one can raise serious questions about the procedural need to amend the state constitution for minor issues such as this, at least this amendment makes our 400-page governing document a bit shorter.
We overwhelmingly endorse a vote FOR Proposition 2 in the November 2013 constitutional amendment elections.
Early Voting: October 21-November 1, 2013 | Election Day: Tuesday November 5
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Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff employed by campaigns abstain from voting on those races.