Update at 12:23 a.m.: The Texas Senate, returning to roads after a long day of debating abortion behind closed doors and on the chamber floor, shortly before midnight Tuesday voted 30-0 to give final approval to Senate Joint Resolution 2.
The proposed Texas constitutional amendment, which would send as much as $900 million a year more to the Texas Department of Transportation for highway spending, now goes to the House in the special session’s final seven days. Its chances of passage there, legislators said Tuesday, are somewhere between unknown and not good.
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