Road Funding Figures Surprise Some Counties

A $225 million fund Texas lawmakers approved this year for counties impacted by the state’s oil and gas boom could end up being dispersed statewide, even in areas far away from any drilling. That's good news for those who didn't expect any funding, but other counties that have seen the bulk of road damage from energy exploration say they deserve more money. 

Nearly every Texas county qualifies for at least some of the financial assistance under the funding formula included in Senate Bill 1747, according to estimates released last week by the Texas Department of Transportation. The formula ...

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