While lawmakers in Washington took steps to end the government shutdown and avoid a default on debt, many in Texas stayed focused on water issues.

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we checked in on the latest from Washington, and looked at new information from water experts on where the drought stands.


In part three of our State of Water series, we held a roundtable discussion with critics and supporters of Proposition 6, which would appropriate $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund into a new fund for water infrastructure projects.


Recent poll numbers show that voters are largely in favor of Proposition 6, but a lot hinges on whether or not they turn out in the first place. We sat down with James Henson of Texas Politics Project to dig deeper into the data.