House Republicans scrap climate change preparedness proposal

Dallas Morning News: House Republicans on Friday nixed legislation by a Dallas Democrat that would have asked certain agencies to take weather, water availability and climate change into account in their strategic plans. The bill had bipartisan support in committee, but at the start of the vote Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carollton, alerted members that the House GOP caucus opposed the measure. That vote failed 47-84, mostly along party lines. In an interview Friday after the vote, Simmons said the caucus wants to “make......

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