The Texas Senate approved the first bill of the legislative session on Wednesday, with speedy passage of a plan to shift billions of dollars generated by vehicle sales taxes to building and maintaining roads strained by the state’s booming population.
If passed by the Legislature and approved by voters, Nichols’ plan wouldn’t touch the first $2.5 billion generated annually, but would divert the rest for transportation infrastructure beginning in the 2018-2019 state budgetary cycle.
Governor Rick Perry brought his campaign for a statewide water plan to North Texas.
The House has given preliminary approval to a proposed constitutional amendment letting voters decide whether to provide about $900 million annually in additional funding for road building.
Though the abortion debate has dominated headlines, the Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.
A new toll road is expected to feed a boom for Cleburne. And the small town’s Mayor is bracing for the same kind of explosive growth he saw years ago when he lived in Frisco.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
Fort Worth’s mayor says she’ll ask the city council to build a “back to basics” budget to put the city on a firmer financial path and help restore better, basic city services like roads, infrastructure, and public safety.