Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Third Strike and Texas Road Funding is Out?

As the second 2013 special session comes to an end on July 30, 2013, lawmakers will go home without having passed legislation to fund Texas roads and highways.
As the second 2013 special session comes to an end on July 30, 2013, lawmakers will go home without having passed legislation to fund Texas roads and highways.
Credit Liang Shi, KUT News

The third attempt to pass funding for road infrastructure failed reported KUT News.  The proposed bill would have redirected oil and gas revenues from the Rainy Day Fund to the state highway fund.  It fell 16 votes shy.  The reason?  Legislators wanted a minimum amount of money to be in the fund before any dollars were removed.

Governor Perry has promised to bring legislators back for another special session if the measure failed.