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Texas House continues transportation funding talks

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On August 5, 2013 @ 2:19 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

(Photo: Shawn Yates / Flickr) [1]

(Photo: Shawn Yates / Flickr)

The Texas House is meeting today for a third special session, where lawmakers will continue to discuss state transportation funding, according to a report from My San Antonio [2].

During the special session, representatives will vote on a proposal to use a portion of the severance taxes collected from the state’s oil and gas industry to fund transportation. The proposal 100 votes to pass.

A similar measure passed the state’s Senate but failed to pass the House before the second special session expired last week.

KVUE reported [3] that the House was scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. today and could vote on the bill as early as Monday evening.

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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/07/TX-state-capitol.jpg

[2] according to a report from My San Antonio: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Lawmakers-face-bumpy-road-to-transportation-4706459.php

[3] KVUE reported: http://www.kvue.com/news/State-lawmakers-to-debate-transportation-bill-218344441.html

[4] Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin: http://www.equipmentworld.com/texas-two-step-d-c-reauthorization-first-then-austin/

[5] Texas lawmakers agree to tap Rainy Day Fund for transportation: http://www.equipmentworld.com/texas-lawmakers-agree-to-tap-rainy-day-fund-for-transportation/

[6] Transportation spending bill passes Texas House, moves to Senate: http://www.equipmentworld.com/transportation-spending-bill-passes-texas-house-moves-to-senate/

[7] Texas Senate, House propose differing transportation funding plans: http://www.equipmentworld.com/texas-senate-house-propose-differing-transportation-funding-plans/

[8] Texas transportation funding proposal heads to second special session: http://www.equipmentworld.com/texas-transportation-funding-proposal-heads-to-second-special-session/

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