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Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texans to decide on transportation funding with Prop. 7

As Texas’ transportation needs multiply, voters in the rapidly growing state will be asked Nov. 3 to consider a way to pay for those needs.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Perry backs dedicated car sales tax for highway funds

Gov. Rick Perry on Friday came out in support of dedicating a portion of future sales tax revenue from car sales to the state’s highway fund, while also leaving the door open to spending more of the...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Roadblocks emerge for for Texas transportation funding

The Texas Department of Transportation has been warning lawmakers for months that it needs $4 billion a year in extra revenue just to keep the current level of traffic around the state from getting worse.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Republican senator proposes tax hike for transportation

Bucking his party and the state’s leadership, state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, filed a bill Wednesday proposing a constitutional amendment to temporarily raise the state sales tax to pay off billions of dollars in bond debt accrued...

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