Senate backs $5.7 billion for roads, water, schools
from The Texas Tribune
Texas senators have hammered out a sweeping deal to increase state funding for water and transportation projects and schools, tackling some of the thorniest issues of the legislative session all at once. The senators voted 31-0 for Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would ask Texas voters to approve taking $5.7 billion out of the state's Rainy Day Fund. Of that amount, $2.9 billion would go to transportation, $2 billion to water infrastructure projects and $800 million to public education.
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