72
      Monday
      93 / 62
      Tuesday
      90 / 63
      Wednesday
      93 / 65

      Lawmakers' last bid on transportation bill

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature is coming back for the last day of the special session to try to pass a key transportation measure.

      Both the Senate and the House needs a two-thirds support on Tuesday for a constitutional amendment that would divert money away from the state's Rainy Day Fund. The measure would free up at least $840 million a year for Texas roads. Experts say the state needs $4 billion in additional spending to maintain the current network.

      Lawmakers have been trying to hammer out a deal for weeks on what Gov. Rick Perry has named a top priority. But conservatives are angry it will not set a minimum balance for the Rainy Day Fund.

      Perry has promised to call a third special session if the measure does not pass.

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