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Texas Governor Rick Perry Calls a Third Special Session for the 83rd Legislature

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Just after the second called session of the 83rd Legislature ended, Texas Governor Rick Perry immediately called a third special session.

The third called session will deal with transportation infrastructure funding, which was not resolved to the governor’s satisfaction during the second called session.

Governor Perry said, “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.

“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.”

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