The effort by state Rep. Ruth McClendon, D-San Antonio, was tabled by a vote of 108-18. Her effort was an amendment to the bill that came out of the Texas Department of Transportation sunset review process.
The House is about an hour into what promises to be a long debate over the sunset bill for the oft-criticized Texas Department of Transportation. The sunset committee recommended only minor changes and gave the agency a four-year repreive before the next sunset review, but state lawmakers are turning the debate over the bill into an omnibus transportation discussion including everything from toll roads to comprehensive development agreements to -- ugh! -- the Trans Texas Corridor.
-- Gordon Dickson, firstname.lastname@example.org