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Texas high-speed rail developer doesn't want state money. But the Senate's state budget could still delay the project.

Although Texas Central isn't planning on using state funds for its Dallas-Houston line, it says language in the spending plan could impede the project until a court definitively affirms the company's ability to use eminent domain.

An access gate to power lines is closed near John Stoneham's ranch on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Grimes County. The roughly 1,000-acre ranch, which has been owned and operated by the Stoneham family for nearly 150 years, is in the proposed path of a high speed rail line. The rail would potentially follow the path of the power lines. If the rail is built, Stoneham could lose about 50 acres of land in the middle of his property, limiting his access to grazing pastures.

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