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A Republican running for Wendy Davis’ state senate seat wants to consider changes to the $2 billion fund that lawmakers created to finance water projects. Voters approved the fund when they adopted Proposition 6 last fall.

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A million-dollar campaign by a political action committee and support from top elected officials helped grease the wheels for passage of Proposition 6, which creates a $2 billion fund to finance water projects.

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Voters across Texas approved two propositions on Tuesday that will help veterans and their families.

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The lawmaker who sponsored the Proposition 6 water legislation on the Nov. 5 ballot is defending it from criticism leveled by a former state water board executive and a candidate for governor.

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Top elected officials across the state are campaigning hard for Proposition 6, which would create a $2 billion fund to finance water projects.  But opponents claim the constitutional amendment on the Nov. 5 ballot is just a slush fund. 

Gov. Rick Perry inspected the water levels at Lake Travis and then urged voters to approve proposition 6, the water project funding program that would pay for the next 50 years of water projects in the state that is up for a vote on this November's ballot.

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is traveling the state, rallying support for an election measure that will pay for water projects.