The roads you drive on -- or would drive on in the future -- are the subjects of a special session of the Texas legislature set to start this week.
Governor Rick Perry called the session, set to begin Wednesday, with three items in mind for lawmakers to work on:
- Five state agencies, including TxDOT, will expire before the next legislative session without reauthorization. Perry wants lawmakers to extend authorizations at least until the 2011 legislative session.
- TxDOT's authority to put together deals with private companies in order to build roads is also up for discussion.
- The issuance of construction bonds are up for approval.
Sunday night, State Senator Steve Ogden joined News 3 to discuss the upcoming session, one he believes will not take long to complete. The Bryan Republican also addressed rumors that he may not seek re-election after nearly two decades serving in Austin.
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