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Learn more about Texas Transportation Funding
The 2014 Texas Transportation Funding Amendment would divert 12% of the state's oil and natural-gas tax revenue from reserve accounts into a fund that would repair roads, highways and bridges. Proponents, including the State legislature and Governor Rick Perry, argue that the state's recent addition of 5.2 million residents clogged the state's roadways. Opponents say that the funds will be diverted from a "rainy day fund" which should only be used for emergencies. See recent Texas transportation funding news
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That's enough money to hit a lot of areas I think. My grandson is in a Magnet program and can't carry books home; books beat the nasty internet that most adults can't figure out anyway; what kind of crap is that? He's the... 5 years ago from a Republican in Houston, TX
Use $800 million a year in taxes paid by drilling companies from the Rainy Day Fund and put it towards transportation funding instead of taking it out of the Available School fund because they're the same amount. 5 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
The $800 million could be used for other things, such as health care, social services for children, and education that will teach people how to be parents that provide for their children. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
I prefer not to express an opinion on issues I know nothing about and on those that are too complicated to reduce to a few words. 5 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
No, save it and expand the state medicaid as outlined in the ACA. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Carrollton, TX
Yes, as long as the funding does not go towards toll roads. 5 years ago from a Republican in Helotes, TX
Only for necessary maintenance and safety... There's enough expansion of highways and public transportation already. No fast rail from Dallas to Ft. Worth. No Bullet Train from Dallas to Houston. 5 years ago from a Republican in Kennedale, TX
Yes, improved transportation is a huge benefit to the state. The oil and gas money flowing into Texas right now is enough to pay for many programs. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
The rainy day fund is for a rainy day - not general consumption. We should be advocating spending on Public works, Public transportation, as well as staunchly and aggressively seeking a better education for our youth. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Houston, TX
No, current budget shortfalls are a direct result of corrupt and failed re-classifying transportation related income through taxes and over cost under performing contracts. 5 years ago from a Republican in Waring, TX
Yes, but only if it goes towards roads and bridges and not towards buses and trains. 5 years ago from a Republican in Dallas, TX
Yes, but needs more work to keep the $$ out of the hands of political cronies.
The current administration is horribly corrupt. 5 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
Yes. However need to increase gasoline tax and fund transit capital projects as well. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Rockwall, TX
Yes, if it improves transportation in areas of high demand. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
It should be used on multiple things. If possible, education should be a top priority and then transportation. 5 years ago from a Green in Frisco, TX
Not all 800 M. 5 years ago from a Green in San Antonio, TX