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Texas Senate Passes First Bill Of Session, Road Funding Plan

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.

03/04/2015

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Proposal Would Tap Texas Vehicle Sales Tax For Road Building

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.

02/04/2015

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Gov. Perry Says Prop. 6 Will Bring More Water To Texas

Governor Rick Perry brought his campaign for a statewide water plan to North Texas.

CBS 11–10/10/2013

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House Preliminarily OKs Road Funding Amendment

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.

07/16/2013

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Texas House To Discuss Transportation Funding Bills

Though the abortion debate has dominated headlines, the Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.

07/15/2013

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Cleburne Braces For Development Boom

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.

07/01/2013

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

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.

11/26/2012

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Mayor: New Budget Needed To Fix Fort Worth’s Roads

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.

08/02/2012