Campus Construction Bonds Bill Stuck at an Impasse

Updated, 11:15 p.m.:

The Senate adjourned on Sunday night without any movement on a bill that would have approved nearly $2.7 billion in what are called "tuition revenue bonds" for campus construction projects, meaning the legislation is likely dead this session.

The bill was in an awkward spot as the regular session entered its final hours. The Senate refused to concur with House amendments to the original Senate Bill 16 by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. Meanwhile, the House declined to acknowledge the Senate's request for a conference committee.

The Senate could have accepted the House ...

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