A proposed constitutional amendment that would divert oil and gas taxes to roads figures to speed through the Texas Senate and could pass that chamber as early as Friday, legislators said Tuesday, the day after Gov. Rick Perry added transportation funding to the special session agenda.
But with just two weeks left in the session, the unpredictable politics of the House, the waning calendar and Perry’s addition Tuesday of abortion to the session call could mean trouble for the highway funding measure. The House is on recess and won’t convene again until Monday, when there will be only nine days left in the session.
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