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Brandon Formby The Texas Tribune

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Texas cities want millennials living downtown. So why does the state keep building highways to the suburbs?

June 26, 2018"Texas cities want millennials living downtown. So why does the state keep building highways to the suburbs?" was first published by The...

Amid blowback over accounting maneuver, TxDOT drops financing idea for several toll projects

November 16, 2017State transportation leaders said late Thursday they will drop plans for using an accounting maneuver to get around a constitutional prohibition on...

City, state officials spar over funding Harvey recovery efforts at Houston meeting

September 25, 2017HOUSTON — With mountains of debris sitting in front yards and tens of thousands of southeast Texans still in the early stages...

Texas county’s long recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

August 26, 2017ROCKPORT — As Ruben Sazon waited out Hurricane Harvey in his apartment Friday, he was certain that his roof was going to...

Property tax legislation clears major hurdle in House

August 12, 2017A bill that would require voter approval of property tax increases in larger Texas cities and counties won initial approval from the House...

Bill limiting city, county spending fuels war over local control

July 21, 2017When state senators revive legislation on Saturday that could require voter approval of city and county property tax rates, lawmakers will also consider...

New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads

 June 15, 2017Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that signals to Google, Uber and carmakers that they are welcome to test self-driving cars...

City leaders, advocates criticize Abbott for special session agenda

June 6, 2017Urban Texas leaders on Tuesday criticized the legislation Gov. Greg Abbott wants from a 30-day special session, saying his list of priorities could hurt...

Chances of House, Senate agreement on property taxes appear slim

May 27, 2017The Texas House on Saturday didn't let threats of a special session pressure leadership into re-opening negotiations with the Senate on property...

Dallas’ failing pension fund poised for overhaul as bill heads for Abbott’s desk

May 25, 2017The pension overhaul bill that divided Dallas officials and first responders for months is now headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The...
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