Here’s how badly lawmakers fell short: The budget deal announced last week would put $900 million into roadways over the next two years, $500 million of which would go to projects in the oil patch, where trucks are taking a heavy toll. That leaves $400 million in new money — about the cost of two freeway interchanges — to be spread around statewide for non-oilfield projects.
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May 20, 2013
The 2013 lawmaking session was supposed to be different. Gov. Rick Perry, House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said early and often that paying for transportation needs would be a priority. They all but swore that the days of kicking that can down the road were over.
So what’s that ear-splitting clatter coming from Austin all over again?...