Magnolia Potpourri 12/2/13 By Crystal Simmons
While the state legislature attempted to tackle some of Texas’ biggest issues last session, State Rep. Patricia Harless told Cy-Fair chamber members recently that much still needed to be done.
…Education wasn’t the only ongoing battle in the legislature. Harless also outlined the ongoing battle between keeping taxes low and adequately funding transportation in a state with a rapidly growing population.
During the third special session, lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment that will raise an estimated $1.2 billion per year for transportation from the state’s Rainy Day Fund. To go into effect, the amendment must be approved by the voters in a referendum scheduled for November 2014.