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Allan Ritter

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 the Tea Party era.

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...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Video: Texas lawmakers talk water law in San Marcos

At the Texas Tribune's Oct. 29 symposium at Texas State University on the future of water, Publisher EVAN SMITH talked with State Rep. ALLAN RITTER, a Nederland Republican, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, and State...