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One Year After Harvey, Voters Approve $2.5 Billion Stormwater Infrastructure Bond

Eighty-five percent of voters supported the largest bond in Harris County history over the weekend.
August 27, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A year to the day after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas, Harris County voters overwhelmingly approved a $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond designed to the region in future storms, reports Zach Despart.

"The measure is the largest bond Harris County voters have ever approved," according to Despart. "The bond allows the Harris County Flood Control District to build at least 230 projects over the next 10 to 15 years. It is also key to accessing more than $2 billion in matching federal dollars."

For additional context for the historic vote, see also an article by Tom Dart, published a few days prior to Saturday's vote.

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Published on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Houston Chronicle
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