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8:21 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Perry Wants Texas Voters To Approve Water Funding

Credit Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)

Gov. Rick Perry is again urging voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would use $2 billion from the state's rainy day fund to pay for major water infrastructure projects.

The Republican is holding a press conference at Mansfield Dam Park on the Colorado River northwest of Austin on Wednesday.

He's championing the referendum appearing on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Last week, Perry campaigned for the ballot initiative in San Angelo, saying he plans to appoint a new water task force to oversee projects that would move forward with voter approval. The plan calls for creating new ways to ensure the state's reservoirs are full.

The one-time payment from the rainy day fund is designed to ensure Texas' water needs are met for the next 50 years.

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