Proposition 6 http://ketr.org en Prop 6 foes cite Perry's 'slush fund' history http://ketr.org/post/prop-6-foes-cite-perrys-slush-fund-history <p>If Proposition 6 passes on Tuesday, the Texas Water Development Board would oversee the management of $2 billion from the state's rainy-day fund. After an overhaul this year, the Texas Water Development Board has new leadership including longtime associates of Gov. Rick Perry. Critics of the measure say that Gov. Perry's history with state agencies - like the troubled Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas - raise concerns that the money won't be in the best hands.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:03:30 +0000 Mark Haslett 45159 at http://ketr.org Prop 6 foes cite Perry's 'slush fund' history Texas Prop 6 would waste billions getting the water equation right http://ketr.org/post/texas-prop-6-would-waste-billions-getting-water-equation-right <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a more crowded and thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads </span>unsettlingly<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert already limp river flows, big pipes pumping rural water hundreds of miles to thirsty city centers, and dozens of evaporation-prone reservoirs to fill in for those that have already gone dangerously dry.</span></p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:49:09 +0000 Greg Harman 45107 at http://ketr.org Texas Prop 6 would waste billions getting the water equation right Ryan pitches for Prop 6 http://ketr.org/post/ryan-pitches-prop-6 <p>Less than a week after stepping down from the Texas Rangers front office, baseball's all-time strikeout and no-hit leader is stumping for Proposition 6, the ballot measure that would create a new water fund for Texas. Meanwhile, in Northeast Texas, regional planner Bret McCoy explains a detail of Prop 6 at last week's board meeting in Mount Pleasant.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:49:28 +0000 Mark Haslett 44504 at http://ketr.org Ryan pitches for Prop 6