Texas voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved taking $2 billion out of the state’s savings account to finance water projects, but it will be more than a year before officials decide where that money will go.
By approving Proposition 6, voters created the State Water Implementation Fund of Texas using money from the state’s rainy day fund, a move a broad range of supporters said would help the economy, large cities, rural communities and the environment.
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