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Agenda Texas: The politics of transportation funding

from The Texas Tribune

The traffic jam: It's as Texas as cattle, football and Willie Nelson. But unlike the Red Headed Stranger, we often have to wait to get on the road again, because odds are you'll quickly get stuck in traffic. So lawmakers are trying to figure out how to build new roads. But there's a problem: Money. "We say we have a $4 billion shortfall for budget for transportation. I believe it's closer to $7 to $9 billion to do what we really need to do to be successful," said House Transportation Committee Chairman Larry Phillips, R-Sherman. more

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