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Proposition 6 created an initial SWIFT fund of $2 billion, which the TWBD expects to leverage into a total of $27 billion in financing over the next 50 years to implement the state water plan, with about half of that coming from state financial assistance. State officials said TWDB was able to approve a large number of projects in the first round because a majority of entities applying for funds requested long-term financing, which enabled the board to stretch the available funds. TWBD allocates funding for water projects based on a ranking system it developed that takes into account the length of time it will take to implement a project and the overall long-term improvement the project represents. For example, a seawater desalination plant proposed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority received seed funds from TWDB even though it will take much longer to build than other, higher-priority projects. TWDB must by law spend up to 20 percent of Prop 6 funds in the next five years on water conservation or re-use projects.
Driverless cars are being welcomed where you might not expect them.
As many as 300,000 veterans have died awaiting access to health services they were promised but never received.
Buffalo is offering large cash prizes to lure entrepreneurs to the city.
Geoengineering will be a growth sector in the age of climate change.
In Auburn, NY, the hot political issue is economic development.
The number of incidents involving hacking into key infrastructure has tripled in the past two years.
A bricks-and-mortar SimCity is set to rise near Las Cruces, NM.
Block Island, RI is poised to win the race to set up the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters.
Researchers at West Virginia University blew the whistle on Volkswagen’s dirty diesel two years ago.