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Transportation Vote Puts Spotlight on Absent Lawmakers

The number of Texas lawmakers absent from the Capitol because of personal business isn't always an issue. But as this week has shown, the absentee list could pose a problem for leaders trying to muster votes for a major transportation funding plan.

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The number of Texas lawmakers absent from the Capitol because of personal business isn't always an issue. But as this week has shown, the absentee list could pose a problem for leaders trying to muster votes for a major transportation funding plan.

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