Criticism of Water Policy Flows From Conservatives

Since the beginning of the Tea Party movement in Texas in 2009,  state Republicans have harnessed its appeal to voters who are demanding less government spending and more local control. But when it comes to water policy, a hotly debated issue given the state’s severe drought and growing needs, conservatives worry that establishment Republicans have not stuck to those principles.

Many top Republican politicians in Texas have called for billions of dollars in spending for new water projects, an approach many conservative activists say will raise taxes and rob communities of having a say over managing their resources. Many ...

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