After hours of fractious debate pitting Democrats against Republicans, and Republicans against each other, a major water infrastructure proposal was killed by a procedural error on the floor of the Texas House on Monday.
The measure, which calls for transferring $2 billion from the so-called rainy day fund to help build reservoir and pipeline projects around the state, found itself dead, at least for now, after Democrats called a point of order.
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