Senators Hope to Revive Plan to Fund Roads

Two senators are hoping the special session that kicked off Monday evening will be an opportunity to create a serious fix for the state’s transportation funding shortfall.

Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, and Senate Transportation Chairman Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, have filed a resolution that would ask voters to approve diverting some of the revenue that traditionally goes to the state’s savings account into the state’s highway fund.

“We’ve talked to Perry’s office about it,” Williams said. “They like it. I think they’ll be very supportive of it.”

Last week, days before the ...

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