Texas Lawmakers Want $2B for Water Infrastructure
A Republican lawmaker is proposing Texas spend $2 billion to implement a sweeping plan to ensure the drought-prone state has enough water for its rapidly expanding population. Two bills filed Thursday by state Rep. Allan Ritter would double the amount of money Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst proposed spending on water projects. Ritter, R-Nederland, proposes taking $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to bolster infrastructure, including new dams and reservoirs, as outlined in the State Water Plan. Nederland is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
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