In what could be a last-ditch effort, public university officials and their advocates in the state Legislature are urging Gov. Rick Perry to add nearly $3 billion in construction bonds to the to-do list for the second special legislative session, which begins Monday.
But the governor has not signaled any inclination to do so, and he did not include such funding in the topics he assigned lawmakers to address in the first special session. The House and Senate passed different versions of a construction bond package benefiting a few dozen academic and health campuses during the regular session but couldn’t resolve differences before time ran out.
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