An overwhelming majority of Texas legislators seem to agree that the state’s highway system needs much more money for expansion and maintenance of its 80,000 miles already in place. More cash money, that is, not license to go further in debt.
But that same Legislature, through a regular session and most of two special sessions, has been unable to agree this year on how to find that money. Thursday, with just six days left in a 30-day special session that now concerns nothing but transportation funding, the House and Senate will reconvene and find out if negotiators from both chambers have chiseled out a compromise on House Joint Resolution 2.
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