The Texas House voted 108-25 for a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday that would raise an additional $820 million a year for highways, sending the measure to the Senate.
There, House Joint Resolution 2 will run head-on into a Senate version that, while it raises a similar amount for the Texas Department of Transportation, contains a provision setting a minimum for the state’s rainy day fund. House members on Thursday rejected putting such a floor in their bill.
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