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Texas Voters OK Spending $2B On Future Water Projects

Tuesday’s ballot measure was widely expected to pass. It had the backing of environmental groups and most of the state’s top elected officials, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

11/05/2013

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Final Day For Early Voting Across Texas

Voters have a final day to cast ballots early for Tuesday’s election on nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

11/01/2013

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Gov. Perry Says Prop. 6 Will Bring More Water To Texas

Governor Rick Perry brought his campaign for a statewide water plan to North Texas.

CBS 11–10/10/2013

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Perry Wants Voters To OK Water Referendum

Gov. Rick Perry is urging voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to pay for water infrastructure projects.

10/09/2013

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Texas Legislature Passes Roads Bill, Adjourns 3rd Special Session

The third time is a charm for Texas lawmakers, as the Texas Legislature ends the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure.

CBS 11–08/05/2013

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Texas Legislature Debates Road Funding

The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

08/05/2013

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Weary State Lawmakers Tackle Road Funding Again

An unusual eighth month of the Texas Legislature is starting with weary lawmakers still searching for compromise on new transportation funding.

08/01/2013

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State Lawmakers To Pass Road Funding Measure

The Texas Legislature is expected to finally pass a proposed constitutional amendment to boost funding for roads and bridges.

07/29/2013

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State Senate Considers Transportation Funding

The Texas Senate is scheduled to approve increased funding for roads and bridges — if they can reach a deal with the House.

07/26/2013

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State Lawmakers Look To Finish Road Funding

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.

07/25/2013

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Perry Signs Measure Creating Water Fund Into Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law the creation of a state fund to finance new water projects he says will help spark $30 billion worth of infrastructure spending in the next 50 years.

05/28/2013

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$2 Billion Water Funding Bill Heads To Perry

The $2 billion for a new state water fund that Gov. Rick Perry prioritized this session has finally reached his desk for approval.

05/27/2013

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