A unanimous state Senate Finance Committee took less than 10 minutes Tuesday to pass a measure that, if the full Senate, the House and Texas voters agree, would direct about $900 million more a year to the state’s highways.
Senate Joint Resolution 1, a proposed constitutional amendment, was approved 12-0 and could come to the Senate floor for approval as soon as Tuesday, when senators return from a week-long recess of their second special session. The House has likewise taken a break until that day. Identical resolutions filed in the House have been scheduled for committee hearings on Tuesday.
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