Archive for posts tagged ‘Proposition 6’

Proposition 6 and Local Debt Levels in Texas

We recently blogged about a Columbia University study showing that there is a correlation between rising water rates and utility debt levels.  The study found, by way of recap, that utilities across the country have increased water rates to pay off new infrastructure, and – somewhat unexpectedly – the higher rates depressed the demand for… Full Story

The Accuracy and Inaccuracy of Anti-Prop 6 Arguments

With the November 5 election just two weeks away, the supporters and opponents of Proposition 6 have marshaled their forces and deployed their best arguments.  The proposition’s backers have even enlisted Nolan Ryan, that Texan extraordinaire, who in a new TV spot poses before what looks like a cattle pond and encourages baseball fans: “Don’t… Full Story