Proposition 6

November 2013
8:01 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

All green check marks in Texas: 9 amendments pass

Credit Photo by KUT

All nine constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot Tuesday easily passed, including the heavily publicized Proposition 6, creating a state water fund drawing from the Rainy Day fund.

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Texas State Government
8:01 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Politicians, researchers disagree on Proposition 6 as Texans vote Tuesday

Lilly pads in Stamford Lake, near Paint Creek, which was dug as a reservoir in the 1950s.
Credit Caleb Bryant Miller/The Texas Tribune

Tuesday, Texas votes on Proposition 6, a measure that aims to solve the state's water shortage by creating a fund for water development projects. The legislation would draw $2 billion in funds from the state's Rainy Day Fund.

Politicians including Governor Rick Perry support Proposition 6, calling the measure important in meeting the state's water needs. Some lawmakers are critical of the measure, saying it would give too much power to a three-member board overseeing spending.

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