Perry Stared Down Legislative Blitz

by Ben Wear
Austin American-Statesman

You may have heard that the Legislature this session approved a moratorium on toll roads. If so, you heard wrong. No legislators that I ran into this session wanted to snuff out tollways.

Or you might have heard or read that lawmakers passed a moratorium on long-term toll road leases with private companies. This is true, but only in the most qualified sense.

This prohibition — contained in Senate Bill 792, which Gov. Rick Perry hasn't yet signed but almost certainly will when he makes it back from Turkey — is perforated with exceptions. Read the rest of the Statesman article HERE.

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