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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

With Prop 6 approved, plans remain uncertain

Now that Texas voters have agreed to spend $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water supply projects, legislators say the state finally has some money to carry out its longstanding water plan.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Straus: House will find way to fund water project

The morning after a major bill to authorize spending billions of dollars on state water projects faltered in the House, Speaker Joe Straus' office released a statement saying he wouldn't "let a technicality seal the debate...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

House debate over water bill could spur bigger fight

A debate about how to address the state’s drought — set for the Texas House on Monday afternoon — is poised to turn into a floor fight over what it means to be a fiscal conservative in...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Texas House passes water bill

The Texas House approved legislation Wednesday that would use $2 billion to start funding water projects in the state. House Bill 4, by state Rep. Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, would create a water bank that would offer loans...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Audio: State water plan advances in Lege

Amid growing pressure on lawmakers to address the state's water needs, a plan to establish a long-term fund for water projects took a significant step forward on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Will water rights be on the Legislature’s agenda?

Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water.

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