In Hunt for Roads Funds, Texas Won't Model Virginia

The Virginia Legislature drew national headlines this week after lawmakers there passed the state’s first overhaul of transportation funding in more than 25 years. The measure cuts the state’s taxes on gas and raises sales taxes.

Texas legislators are working on their own fix to the state's transportation budget woes, but the similarities with their Virginia counterparts ends there. Lawmakers and transportation advocates involved in the discussions say Texas is likely to leave both its 20-cent gas tax and 8.25 percent sales tax rate alone and hunt for money from other sources instead.

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