TX Legislature Adjourns; TxDOT Issue Unresolved

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Legislature has adjourned its session without resolving a dispute over the Texas Department of Transportation and $2 billion in road-building bonds.

There's a good chance lawmakers will be called back for a special legislative session.

Gov. Rick Perry would have to call a special session, which could last up to 30 days.

The sticking point was $2 billion in transportation funding that the House failed to pass before gaveling out the 2009 regular session.

Texas House members adjourned earlier, while the Senate worked to finish up a few more bills.

Angry Republican senators said it was preferable to quit and let Perry call them back to work.

Several Democrats argued against the move, saying it was dangerous to begin the shutdown process of major agencies.

For more on the bills that passed and failed during the 2009 legislative session, click here.

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