Water Not Floating to Top With Texas Voters

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In the lead-up to the 83rd legislative session, if you were around Austin and paying any attention, water was the metronome of every political discussion, like the proverbial drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. State leaders, from key committee chairs to the lieutenant governor and governor, made it clear that building up the state’s water infrastructure was a top priority this session. Yet despite water’s saturation of the political priority list, the public still appears ambivalent about Texas’ water needs and out of step with state legislators on how to pay for it.

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