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Texas House, Senate agree to divert Rainy Day Fund money for transportation

Jul 29, 2013

Texas House, Senate agree to divert Rainy Day Fund money for transportation

Texas House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement on Friday to divert an estimated $848 million in oil and gas taxes from the Rainy Day Fund to fund transportation projects, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. Senator ...

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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

Jul 24, 2013

Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

As reported earlier this week, the Senate is currently considering a spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a prepared opening statement before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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Senate to consider transportation, housing spending bill this week

Jul 22, 2013

Senate to consider transportation, housing spending bill this week

The Senate this week will consider the spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The Hill reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ...

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Texas House passes transportation budget

Jul 19, 2013

Texas House passes transportation budget

The Texas House on Thursday passed a bill that would provide about $800 million in transportation funding for the state, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The measure, House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2), would remove a constitutional ...

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House Rules Committee to approve transportation, housing budget rule

Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve transportation, housing budget rule

The House Rules Committee will meet Wednesday to approve a new rule for the 2014 transportation and housing budget, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The rule could lead the way for the spending bill, H.R. 2610, ...

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Texas Senate, House have different transportation funding plans

Jul 12, 2013

Texas Senate, House have different transportation funding plans

The Texas Senate and House have proposed two radically different plans to raise money for transportation spending, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The Texas Senate on Thursday passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which would collect ...

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Texas transportation funding gets third chance in second special session

Jul 09, 2013

Texas transportation funding gets third chance in second special session

Texas transportation funding is getting a third chance in a second special session that began Monday, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The session--called by Governor Rick Perry--will include Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which Senator Robert Nichols (R-TX) proposed. SJR1 ...

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Pennsylvania state budget lacks proposed $2 billion transportation bill

Jul 01, 2013

Pennsylvania state budget lacks proposed $2 billion transportation bill

Pennsylvania’s $28.4 billion budget, which Governor Tom Corbett signed into law on Sunday, does not include the $2 billion budget House Republicans had proposed, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill lacked support from the full ...

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Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Jun 28, 2013

Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Both Senate and House Appropriations Committees yesterday approved budgets for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $54 billion budget by a vote of 22-8, according to our sister site, Better Roads. Another report from Better Roads notes ...

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Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

Jun 25, 2013

Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

A transportation funding crisis is looming. When the “Illinois Jobs Now” capital program approved in 2009 expires next year, the funds available for transportation-related construction is projected to decline by approximately $2 billion, the number of projects are projected to decline ...

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