Texas mayors in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mesquite support a proposal to create a $2 billion revolving fund to finance state water projects. However, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants the permitting process for the construction of new water facilities to be revised. "The lengthy permitting process creates a situation where local governments must make a wager on getting water," Rawlings said. "If we don't deal with these water needs, in 2060 it will cost us about half a million jobs in the area and $64 billion in projected income."

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