P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
On the agenda: Article VII - Business & Economic Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Department of Motor Vehicles
Texas Workforce Commission
Key Points for Today's Hearing
- SB 1 funds Article VII, related to business and economic development, at $33.3 billion. This is a 12.5 percent increase, or $3.7 billion, over FY 16-17 levels.
- Last session, the Legislature largely ended Fund 6 diversions, and the voters approved Proposition 7 to direct $5 billion to the State Highway Fund for new roads.
- SB 1 provides this full $5 billion appropriation for much-needed transportation projects across the state.
Statement from Senator Nelson: “Transportation is critical to our economy, public safety, the environment and our overall quality of life. This budget will jump start much-needed highway projects that will improve mobility in Texas.”