With the ever-shrinking Lake Travis behind him, Gov. Rick Perry stood atop a hill near Mansfield Dam on Wednesday to promote a ballot measure to transfer $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to help pay for water projects across drought-ridden Texas.
The stop was part of a tour that Perry is undertaking to build support for Proposition 6. The measure — on the Nov. 5 ballot — would change the state constitution to allow for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas. If passed, the funds would finance as much as $30 billion of the $53 billion state water plan and ensure the availability of adequate water resources for decades to come, Perry and other advocates said.
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