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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2019
Contact: Alexa Hoisager
512-463-0370
TODAY IN FINANCE

On the agenda: Article VII - Business & Economic Development

Department of Transportation
Department of Motor Vehicles
Workforce Commission
Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Lottery Commission

View the posting: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/schedules/pdf/C5402019013109001.PDF

Key Points for Today's Hearing

  • SB 1 appropriates $31.2B to the Texas Department of Transportation, an increase of $427M to address the state's transportation needs, including the full $5B transfer to the State Highway Fund from Proposition 7.
  • The budget includes $4.3B from oil and natural gas tax-related deposits to the State Highway Fund for non-tolled roadway projects from Proposition 1.
  • SB 1 includes an increase of $50M in Child Care and Development Block Grants to provide increased services at the Texas Workforce Commission.

Statement from Senator Nelson: "Texas' economy is the envy of the nation. We have low taxes, a smart regulatory environment and a modern highway system, among other resources," said Senator Nelson. "Our economy continues to produce jobs and opportunities at a high rate, and we are committed to making sure every Texan benefits from our success."

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