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Texas Legislature Passes Roads Bill, Adjourns 3rd Special Session

The third time is a charm for Texas lawmakers, as the Texas Legislature ends the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure.

CBS 11–08/05/2013

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Texas Legislature Debates Road Funding

The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

08/05/2013

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Weary State Lawmakers Tackle Road Funding Again

An unusual eighth month of the Texas Legislature is starting with weary lawmakers still searching for compromise on new transportation funding.

08/01/2013

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State Lawmakers To Pass Road Funding Measure

The Texas Legislature is expected to finally pass a proposed constitutional amendment to boost funding for roads and bridges.

07/29/2013

Texas state capitol at night

State Senate Considers Transportation Funding

The Texas Senate is scheduled to approve increased funding for roads and bridges — if they can reach a deal with the House.

07/26/2013

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State Lawmakers Look To Finish Road Funding

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.

07/25/2013

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Perry Signs Measure Creating Water Fund Into Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law the creation of a state fund to finance new water projects he says will help spark $30 billion worth of infrastructure spending in the next 50 years.

05/28/2013

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$2 Billion Water Funding Bill Heads To Perry

The $2 billion for a new state water fund that Gov. Rick Perry prioritized this session has finally reached his desk for approval.

05/27/2013

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Perry Says He Will Not Sign Budget Without Tax Cut

Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t sign a new state budget that does not include a tax cut. The governor has proposed a $1.6 billion tax cut after the Texas economy bounced back from recession.

04/29/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a press conference ahead of the memorial service for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland on April 4, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Perry Calls For $1.6B In Business Tax Cuts

Gov. Rick Perry is backing $1.6 billion in business tax cuts, even though he concedes it may mean tapping Texas’ once-untouchable cash reserves.

04/15/2013

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Perry Turns To Traffic After $6 Billion Proposal

Gov. Rick Perry is ready to talk traffic after Senate Republicans unveiled a new $3.5 billion plan for crumbling and congested Texas highways.

04/12/2013

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Plan Uses $6 Billion From Rainy Day Fund

Texas voters would be asked to authorize $6 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to pay for water and road projects under a new Senate plan that stands out among the biggest proposed.

04/11/2013

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