Texas Transportation Funding Added to Special Session
Governor Rick Perry's office announced late Monday that the focus of the current special session of the Texas Legislature is being expanded to include funding for transportation infrastructure.
"Texas' growing economy and population demand that we take action to address the growing pressure on the transportation network across the state," Gov. Perry said in an emailed statement. "As we enjoy the benefits of a booming economy, we have to build and maintain the roads to ensure we sustain both our economic success and our quality of life."
The special session's sole focus prior to Monday's announcement had been the drawing of the state's political district boundaries after redistricting from state lawmakers in 2011 was reworked by a federal court in San Antonio ahead of 2012 elections.