Proposition 5 is a bi-partisan effort to elevate the national rankings of more Texas universities: Funding research. Attracting more business to Texas. And filling high-paying jobs with Texas graduates — at no additional cost to taxpayers.
Vote YES on Proposition 5
Proposition 5 is a bi-partisan effort to elevate more Texas universities into national rankings: Funding research. Attracting more business to Texas. And filling high-paying jobs with Texas graduates — at no additional cost to taxpayers.
Pledge to Vote YES!
This November, Texans will have a chance to vote YES on a constitutional amendment to secure $3.9 billion to benefit four universities. Are you in? Take the pledge to vote YES by signing your name here:
Checks can be made to “Texans for More Top Ranked Texas Universities PAC” and mailed to the following address along with the attached form:
Texans for More Top Ranked Texas Universities
P.O. Box 2027
Austin, TX 78768
What it’s all about…
Growing industries – from semiconductors and agriculture to energy generation – have identified a need for more job applicants with advanced degrees. The state has only two institutions ranked among the Top 50 public universities nationwide, the University of Texas and Texas A&M, and they are already busting at the seams.
The Texas University Fund will help support research, faculty, and post-graduate study at four additional universities, ensuring more Texas graduates can fill high-paying jobs that otherwise would need to be filled by out-of-state transplants and workers from abroad.
How is it funded? How does it work?
The $3.9 billion endowment will be created by combining a one-time grant from the state’s budget surplus with the National Research University Fund, interest income from the Economic Stabilization Fund, and charitable contributions.
There are no new taxes and no further cost to taxpayers.
The universities that currently qualify for the Texas University Fund were determined by objective criteria based on research expenditures and doctoral degrees awarded annually, and funds will be distributed on a merit-based system that correlates to each institution’s research expenditures.
A YES Vote is a Vote FOR Texas Students…
The four universities that initially qualify for the Texas University Fund include Texas Tech University, Texas State University, the University of Houston, and the University of North Texas.
Currently, these universities serve over 160,000 students, and that number grows every year.
As student enrollment pressures increase and we fight to keep more Texas high school graduates in the state for college, the constitutional amendment will strengthen Texas Tech, Texas State, University of North Texas, and University of Houston to provide more opportunities for students to earn a high-quality college education here at home and compete for high-paying jobs.
What We’re Fighting For
Total investment in the Texas University Fund, to benefit four university systems.
Texas Tech, Texas State, University of North Texas, & University of Houston.
Served by these universities, a number that continues to grow every year.
Want to learn more? Let’s get in touch!
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