Looking to dredge up more money for transportation, two leading state senators hope to pass a measure that would ask voters to direct close to a billion dollars a year in oil and gas taxes to highways rather than the state’s rainy day fund.
The idea from Sens. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, and Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, first surfaced at the tail end of the regular legislative session, which came to a close Monday. But it was too late to get House buy-in, so the senators are pushing to persuade Gov. Rick Perry to add the issue to the agenda for the newly called special session.
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