Graveling Over Visible — and Invisible — Funding Holes

If you don’t like Texas, this gravel road idea should make you deliriously happy.

The state’s highway department is scratching around for money, and one of their stopgaps is to convert some paved state roads, damaged by truck activity related to the current drilling boom, back to gravel.

Economic development types in New York, California, Missouri and Maryland — where Gov. Rick Perry has made very public overtures to companies that might be persuaded to move to Texas — ought to be carrying bags of gravel to their pitch meetings. And they should send thank-you notes to the Texas Department of Transportation ...

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