In the November 2013 constitutional amendment election, Burnt Orange Report unanimously and enthusiastically endorses a vote FOR Statewide Proposition 6 to fund our state water plan.
Texas has a crisis in water infrastructure. Our development of water projects has not kept pace with our population growth. While we believe that the Legislature should be responsible enough to pay for such urgent infrastructure out of the general fund, in the meantime we must make sure our water projects get funded and urge voters to cast a ballot FOR proposition 6.
Proposition 6 creates two new water funds: the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). Should Proposition 6 pass, $2 billion from the Economic Stabilization Fund (aka the Rainy Day Fund) will be placed once and only one in the SWIFT to provide financing for State Water Plan projects.
Texas must act now to invest in water infrastructure, or else we may not have enough water to meet the needs of our state. Several towns and smaller jurisdictions are already close to running out of water, and the situation is already more dire than most Texans realize. The best first step to addressing this crisis is voting FOR Proposition 6 on this year's ballot.
We unanimously and enthusiastically endorse a vote FOR Proposition 6 in the November 2013 constitutional amendment elections.
Early Voting: October 21-November 1, 2013 | Election Day: Tuesday November 5
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Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff employed by campaigns abstain from voting on those races.