TX Lawmakers Eye Transportation Cash for Other Needs

The Texas Tribune reports, “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.” The report adds, “[I]n an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are raising the prospect of reducing that initial cash infusion to free up money for other state programs. No one has publicly backed such a move, but key budget writers have privately discussed the option.”