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Tommy Williams

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The bullet train that could change everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

House gives early OK to franchise tax breaks

House Bill 500, which would spend an estimated $667 million over the next biennium to reduce the burden of the state’s franchise tax on businesses, still faces an uphill climb in the Senate, where lawmakers have raised...

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.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Despite surplus, House and Senate offer lean budgets

Republican leaders in both chambers of the Legislature on Monday offered spare first drafts of the state’s next two-year budget that continue $5.4 billion in cuts to public education made last session and freeze funding for an...

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