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Texas Officials Begin Evaluating 48 Water Plan Applications

Texas water officials will start to evaluate applications seeking $5.5 billion for projects as part of the state’s water plan.

02/04/2015

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Transportation Official: Gridlock, Growth Overwhelming Texas Highways

While Texas has bragging rights to a network that includes the most highway lanes in the nation, everything is not rosy.

01/15/2015

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More Than $1.7B Meant For Texas Highway Projects

More than $1.7 billion will be available for Texas highway projects because of a constitutional amendment that allows more money for roads, lawmakers said this week.

12/12/2014

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Texas Officials Approve Water Funding Rules

Texas officials have approved final rules for implementing the state’s $2 billion plan for water projects.

11/06/2014

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State Officials To Vote On Water Funding Rules

Texas officials are poised to consider final rules for implementing the state’s water funding plan on Thursday. Texans needs an additional 2.7 trillion gallons of water by 2060.

11/06/2014

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Voters OK Billions From Rainy Day Fund For Roads

Voters have approved referendum taking billions of dollars from Texas’ Rainy Day Fund for roads

CBS 11–11/04/2014

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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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