At the end of the 83rd regular legislative session, two proposals for about $2.7 billion in tuition revenue bonds — funds used to pay for construction on public university campuses — were floating around the Texas Legislature. One was the House version of Senate Bill 16, a measure the Senate refused to accept without changes. The other was a little-seen proposed conference committee report, later obtained by The Texas Tribune, that the House declined to entertain.
Since both failed during the regular session, lawmakers have filed two comprehensive tuition revenue bond bills — House Bill 10 and Senate Bill 11 — in the special session. They are ready for consideration if Gov. Rick Perry adds the issue to the agenda for the 30-day session.
Use the interactive below to see what was left on the table at the end of the regular session and what could be up for grabs in the current special session. Also included is the total cost of each project, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the amount the universities requested in aid from tuition revenue bonds.