Move Texas Forward president Scott Haywood will discuss his organization’s efforts to successfully pass last year’s ballot measure, advocate for this year’s legislative approval of Senate Joint Resolution 5, and the organization’s campaign strategy leading up to November 3 ballot at this year’s National Workshop for State and Local Transportation Advocates, to be held July 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC.
The Texas legislature approved a measure in 2013 to redirect half of the revenue generated from oil and gas taxes away from the state’s general Rainy Day Fund, to be deposited into the State Highway Fund. Once in the Fund, the approximately $1.2 to $1.7 billion per year would be used to fund construction and maintenance on public roads. Voters overwhelmingly approved the measure November 2014.
Less than a year later, Texas is looking to further close its $5 billion annual transportation funding gap with the legislative approval of a transportation funding measure estimated to generate nearly $3 billion, to appear before voters on this year’s state ballot.
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