Gov. Perry calls lawmakers back for third 'Special Session'
POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:00pm
Austin, Texas (KETK) — On Tuesday, Goveronor Rick Perry called lawmakers back for a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning immediately, to consider the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.
Perry released the following statement:
“When it comes to transportation, the stakes facing our state could not be higher, and a failure to act now could take years – if not most of a decade – to correct, as traffic congestion increases and harms our quality of life,” Gov. Perry said. “A plan was on the table that would have taken a significant step toward improving our roads and highways using existing revenue. Inaction is a Washington-style attempt to kick a can down the road – but everybody in Texas knows we’re rapidly running out of roads to kick that can down. For those reasons, I’m calling the Legislature back into another special session immediately.”