Monday, June 01, 2009

North Texas will have to rely on state for road funding

June 1, 2009


Later today, we'll know whether the giant transportation bill that has been deadlocked in the Legislature for the past week is on its way to the governor's desk, or whether Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, has succeeded in talking it to death.

But this much we know for certain: The local-option tax proposal, the one tool North Texas leaders said would give the region a fighting chance to thin out its traffic and clean up its air, is not going to pass. Carona said Sunday: "Local-option is absolutely, positively dead."

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