Editorial: Cast vote to solve water needs

Texans have the opportunity to consider nine amendments to the Texas Constitution Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The nine amendments cover a variety of topics from reverse mortgages to eliminating an already-obsolete State Medical Education Fund.

The key ballot issue, though, is Proposition 6, which would add funding and new financing options for future state water planning.

The amendment would allow the state to take $2 billion from the Rainy Day fund for water projects. It would also establish two new funds separate from the state’s general fund to finance future water projects. The Rainy Day Fund is currently estimated to be at $8 billion.