Tomorrow's Water Today
8:42 am
Mon July 21, 2014

State seeking public input on conservation priorities

Credit NPR

Last year, Texas voters approved the allocation of $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to pay for water projects. Proposition 6 won fairly handily, but many from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum had concerns about the new water fund. Transparency and accountability were mentioned. And even supporters of the measure cautioned against over-investing in certain types of projects.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
12:07 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Foes of 'rainy-day' dipping cite obstacles besides funding

Josiah Neeley of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which opposes using Economic Stabilization Fund money for water infrastructure.

Some fiscal conservatives support drawing on the state's Economic Stabilization Fund, often called the "Rainy Day Fund," to fund the state's water projects. The question of allocating funds from this source will be on Texas ballots on Nov. 5. However, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think-tank in Austin, opposes the measure. Josiah Neeley of the foundation describes some of his organization's views on the ballot initiative.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Deuell favors creation of new water fund

Bob Deuell

Texas Rep. Bob Deuell supports the ballot initiative that would create a new fund to pay for water infrastructure development in Texas.

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