Friday, May 11, 2007

Governor, lawmakers try to work out agreeable toll road legislation

By Mark Lisheron
Friday, May 11, 2007
At the same time both sides in a state transportation fight were expressing optimism Thursday that a compromise could be reached, each was assessing differently the risks of losing billions of dollars in federal funding for Texas highways.

The main point of contention between lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry is a bill passed by the House and Senate that would limit toll road contracts with private companies.

A day after Perry threatened to call for a special session on the question of private toll roads, his spokesman Robert Black said lawmakers and the governor are "very enthusiastic" about making a deal.

"We don't have a lot of time, but we have enough time," he said.

Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, chairman of the Senate's Transportation and Homeland
Security Committee, said Thursday that he and other negotiators might reach an agreement as soon as early next week.
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Sal Costello said...

Join online now and tell Gov Perry "NO TOLLS ON ROADS WE'VE ALREADY PAID FOR!".

Read more about Mr. 39% stealing our freeways here:

Sal Costello
The Muckraker

Faith Chatham said...

Thanks Sal. The work you do at Texas Toll Party, and the Stalls at Corridor Watch plus Terri Hall at San Antonio Toll Party have done gives us a wealth of resource material for our struggle here in the DFW area.

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