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Texas House passes transportation budget

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On July 19, 2013 @ 11:31 am In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

(Photo: XDarryl Kanouse / Flickr) [1]

(Photo: XDarryl Kanouse / Flickr [2])

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 [3].

The measure, House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2) [4], would remove a constitutional requirement that sends a quarter of the state’s gasoline taxes to public education, and would instead give those funds to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The bill cleared the house on a vote of 108-25 and will now move to the state Senate.

The Senate will likely make changes to the measure. If that happens, the House and Senate would have to call a conference committee to work out the differences.

If the bill passes the House and Senate, it would then go to voters for approval before it can become a constitutional amendment.

The House also passed a companion measure, House Bill 16, which would send a third of new motor vehicle sales taxes to TxDOT beginning in 2016.

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[2] XDarryl Kanouse / Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djk/417135729/

[3] according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads: http://www.betterroads.com/transportation-spending-bill-passes-texas-house-moves-to-senate/

[4] House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2): http://www.aggman.com/texas-senate-house-have-different-transportation-funding-plans/

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