At Capitol, Tea Party Slams State Transportation Plans

With large-scale financing plans for transportation and water in the air, Tea Party activists cracked the whip at a Capitol news conference Monday, strongly criticizing officeholders' proposals for those and other projects.

Three days after Gov. Rick Perry raised the possibility of a number of new revenue streams for transportation funding, including the issuing of 100-year bonds to pay for road construction, members of Texas Tea Parties gathered to warn legislators about caving on conservative principles.

“We have to ask the question,” said JoAnn Fleming, the executive director of Grassroots America and adviser to the Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee ...

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