Water Funding Proposition Makes Unusual Allies

Proposition 6, a water financing measure that voters will decide on in November, is bringing together groups that are typically at odds politically.

Conservative Republicans, including members of the Tea Party, and liberal environmentalists have formed a coalition urging Texans to vote against the measure, which would amend the Texas Constitution to allow the use of $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund for water projects. Meanwhile, other environmental advocacy groups have joined with state Republican leaders to promote Proposition 6 as an important part of solving the state's drought problem. As the November election draws closer, both ...

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