Road Funding, Veto Override Hit Hurdles in Hearing

With just days left in the special session, the House Appropriations Committee met Tuesday evening to take on two politically tricky tasks: overriding one of Gov. Rick Perry’s vetoes and finding money for transportation.

Two and a half hours later, both proposals were in danger of falling apart.

House members first discussed Perry’s veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a division of the Travis County district attorney's office tasked with investigating and prosecuting political corruption cases. Last week, Perry cited Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s refusal to resign following her recent drunken driving conviction as his ...

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