Mike Toomey Texas Lobbyist Update: Governor Perry Calls for Third Special Session
On July 30th 2013, Governor Rick Perry called back lawmakers for a special third session. The special session was called to discuss the funding of various transportation infrastructure projects. Specifically, they’re talking about the severe highway congestion that is plaguing central Texas. There is also millions of dollars in repairs and maintenance that need to made in order to keep state highways safe and in good quality.
“When it comes to transportation, the stakes facing our state could not be higher, and a failure to act now could take years – if not most of a decade – to correct, as traffic congestion increases and harms our quality of life,” Gov. Perry said. “A plan was on the table that would have taken a significant step toward improving our roads and highways using existing revenue. Inaction is a Washington-style attempt to kick a can down the road – but everybody in Texas knows we’re rapidly running out of roads to kick that can down. For those reasons, I’m calling the Legislature back into another special session immediately.”
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