Proposition 6: What is it?

By: Ethan Hutchins Email
By: Ethan Hutchins Email

SHERMAN, TX---The states water crisis is being voted on through one of nine amendments on the ballot in the November election.

"Proposition 6 is probably the most impactful for all Texans and it's really, how are we going to deal with the needs for the next 50 years for water?" said Phillips.

Proposition 6 is 1 out of 9 amendments Texans will vote on in the November election. State Representative Larry Phillips says the amendment has the potential of providing water to various communities throughout Texas and can help them save money.

"This is an opportunity to take 2 billion dollars from what's called the Rainy Day fund, our economic stabilization fund, and put it in a revolving account, to help local communities borrow lower interest rates." said Phillips.

Local farmer Ben Wible says now is the time to address the states' water needs, because without it, farmers, ranchers, and many residents wont have access to the water they need.

"There's 1,200 people moving to Texas every day, well we have enough water today, but how many days will we go down the road until we don't have any, if we do not do something now?" said Wible.

Wible says Grayson County may not be affected directly because of its large access to water, but to parts of Texas without it like the DFW metroplex, t's crucial.

"It can mean more water for every community in the state of Texas; this is a state of Texas fund." said Wible.

While the amendment is being voted on in this smaller off-year election, Phillips says its impact may be felt for years to come.

"We have to have all of us coming together looking forward for our children, and grandchildren to make sure they're going to have adequate water supply and this will be just a part of the puzzle." said Phillips.

In Sherman, Ethan Hutchins, News 12.


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