With or Without $2 Billion, Water Woes Here to Stay

Ahead of Tuesday’s election, hundreds of thousands of Texans have already cast ballots on Proposition 6, which would amend the Texas Constitution so that $2 billion could be taken from the state’s savings account to help finance water infrastructure projects.

With Gov. Rick Perry campaigning for the measure and other prominent state Republicans spending more than $1 million in the last month on television ads supporting the amendment, it is clear that the stakes are high. State Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, the chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, has hailed Proposition 6 as “the most important ...

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