Texas House Panel Backs $2B In New Water Projects

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- A Texas House of Representatives committee on Tuesday passed a budget bill that would funnel $2 billion into a number of water-supply infrastructure projects currently in the works to help deal with the state's drought issues.

In a 17-3 vote, with seven members either absent or not voting, the House Appropriations Committee forwarded on H.B. 11 to the full House floor after modifying the text. With the changes, the appropriation will only take place if a state water implementation fund is created by the legislature this...
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