The Texas Legislature had three chances to augment highway construction and maintenance funding and failed to reach agreement all three times.
There is plenty of blame to go around — maybe credit is a more appropriate word. That’s because the proposed constitutional amendment that collapsed from lack of support in the Texas House was largely cosmetic. It would have generated only a fraction of what the Texas Department of Transportation says it needs to maintain the current level of traffic congestion. Is a quarter of something better than nothing?
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