You'll vote on Prop 6, but do you know what it is?

Early voting is underway, and now voters will now have a chance to weigh in on Proposition 6
October 24, 2013 3:24:35 PM PDT
Early voting is underway, and now voters will now have a chance to weigh in on Proposition 6.

If passed, Proposition 6 would amend the state constitution to create a fund for new water projects. Two billion dollars would be taken from the state's rainy day fund so that the state can lend money to utility companies and cities.

Rice University Political Science Chair Mark Jones predicts Harris County voters will make up about one-third of all Texas voters in this election.

"Harris County, because it's one of the few areas where you're having very competitive and important elections in the city of Houston, in particular for the mayor's race, could account for as many as one-third of the voters this November," Jones said.

Both prominent Republicans and Democrats support the proposition.

"The measure they're receiving is that Proposition 6 is good for Texas. Rick Perry thinks that, Sheila Jackson-Lee thinks that, Wendy Davis thinks that, Greg Abbott thinks that," Jones said.

But some Tea party groups have voiced opposition, saying the proposition would increase government spending too much.

"Certainly a lot of development around where we live so it matters where the water goes and how it goes there," said Mary Welch, who supports the measure.

"The government shouldn't have the right to take water from someone to give it to someone else," said Rebecca Noel, who opposes the measure. Find Pooja on Facebook at PoojaLodhia-Reporter or on Twitter at @impoojalodhia

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