April 30, 2020
Even before the 86th Texas Legislature began, it was clear the session would feature a deluge of activity focused on addressing Texans’ experience with flooding. Much attention has been paid to Senate Bill 7 and Senate Bill 8, which create major new statewide programs. Significant questions remain regarding the implementation of these bills, but answers have begun to flow recently. In his recent article in the Texas Water Journal, “State Legislature, Voters Move to Eighty-Six Texas’s Flooding Challenges,” Matthew Berg, Ph.D. wades into these uncertainties and the larger trends behind the legislative session.