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.
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Now the question is, will the state actually be able to administer the water plan money without having any problems.
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