Voters Approve Prop Six, $2 Billion Water Infrastructure Plan
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Looks like there will be water, water everywhere, or at least funding for water infrastructure.
Proposition 6, an amendment to the state constitution allowing the appropriation of $2 billion to fund revamping state water infrastructure, has passed, Associated Press reports.
Houston voters can feel a little uppity about this -- if you were in favor of the amendment -- because Houston was the city with the big elections in the state, so it's likely we had a decent Houston-size impact on whether or not the proposition passed.
The water plan came about as Texas has continued in a crippling historic drought. While the water plan could also stand to benefit, say, some drilling companies that need a ton of water to frack brittle shale plays, the drought, and the specter of waking up incredibly thirsty without being able to get hold of a cool, tall glass of that liquid stuff, was most likely an excellent motivator for the average voter.
Now the question is, will the state actually be able to administer the water plan money without having any problems.
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