Agenda Texas: Water Funding Gets New Life

It looks like lawmakers have finally come to an agreement on how to fund future water infrastructure projects in Texas. Step one of the agreement was the House finally sending Senate Joint Resolution 1 to the House Appropriations Committee for a vote.

SJR 1, if approved as a constitutional amendment by voters in November, would have spent several billion dollars of the state’s Rainy Day Fund on roads and water infrastructure. But that plan wasn’t going to work in the House.

“We insisted that we were not going to start doing a referendum type of government in Texas, like they ...

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