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Entries in Texas Proposition 7 (4)

Wednesday
Feb152017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

The Texas Tribune

February 15, 2017

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund.

But in an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are raising the prospect of reducing that initial cash infusion to the State Highway Fund scheduled for this year to free up money for other state programs.

Read on...

Thursday
Oct292015

North America: Vote Yes for Texas Proposition

October 23, 2015

The Dire States crew spent time in Texas leading up to the vote on Proposition 7, which will direct approximately $2.5 Billion into road and bridge projects throughout Texas. Watch the video, and read the ballot language here: http://bit.ly/1M9U787

Monday
Oct192015

Texas Proposition 7: Lubbock explains its importance

Proposition 7 is on the ballot and we want you to know what it is and why it is important to Texas drivers.

Ports-to-Plains Alliance President Michael Reeves shareshis thought on Propostion 7 along with other Lubbock business leaders.

Thursday
Sep102015

Milton Pax Ask City For A Resolution in Support of a Constitutional Amendment 

Milton Pax is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance.  Ports-to-Plains Alliance supports the passage of Proposition 7 in Texas.

High Plains Observer

September 10, 2015

Milton Pax has always been passionate about our roads in the Texas Panhandle. In fact in 2010 Milton Pax was named Road Hand of the Year. Milton Pax is among those names of Road Hand award recipients that are inscribed on the Road Hand Hall of Honor plaque that hangs in the foyer of the historic Dewitt C. Green Highway Building in Austin.

Tuesday he stepped in front of the City Commissioners at their meeting to ask them to support Proposition 7 that will be on this November's ballot.

Mr. Pax said that Texas used to have the best roads in the country but that isn't the case anymore.

The purpose of Prop 7 is to provide a new, stable source of funding for transportation in Texas, dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads. Upon passage, Prop 7 will dedicate a portion of the general sales and use tax and the motor vehicle sales tax to the general highway fund. Voting yes on proposition 7 will NOT raise your taxes.   Read on…