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Texas Transportation overhaul bill clears Senate

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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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Texas Transportation overhaul bill clears Senate


www.star-telegram.com

In one key provision, the measure would repeal the Trans-Texas Corridor, a proposal by Gov. Rick Perry to build a $184 billion network of toll roads over the next 50 years.
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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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The article in itself is pretty boring, just a bunch of legislative funding mumbo jumbo, but tucked away way at the bottom was the above sentence. I found this on Google News and I believe this is why it was on there. This is pretty big news.

The Trans Texas Corridor is the start of the much speculated NAFTA Superhighway system in the U.S. Private contracts were to be awarded to a partnership between the Spanish Goliath - Cintra, one of the largest private developers of transport infrastructure in the world, and Zachry Construction Company of San Antonio. It is to be a toll road with most toll proceeds leaving the country to pay back Cintra for financing and development.

www.star-telegram.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

edit to add: Yes, it must pass the House still. It is a very heated battle between the citizens of Texas and the Texas Government.


The 22-9 vote Monday put Fort Worth, Arlington and other Tarrant County cities closer to a long-sought goal of financing billions of dollars in road and rail projects. But supporters face more challenges as the legislation moves into the hands of a House-Senate conference committee with seven days left in the 2009 session.

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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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But it has to go back to the house, then passed in final form and
there is 9 days left for session?

Will the Governor sign at that point if it passes?



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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People in Texas are opposing this bill because it would add a gas tax of 12.5 cents to pay for local infrastructure for roads,rail and commuter rail. I do not think most know that it will abolish the Trans Texas Corridor that would be a cancer for the country. They usually sneak these kind of bills IN under radar, not OUT. This is probably the plan though, get the public to oppose the new taxes and in comes the TTC.



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by timewalker
People in Texas are opposing this bill because it would add a gas tax of 12.5 cents to pay for local infrastructure for roads,rail and commuter rail. I do not think most know that it will abolish the Trans Texas Corridor that would be a cancer for the country. They usually sneak these kind of bills IN under radar, not OUT. This is probably the plan though, get the public to oppose the new taxes and in comes the TTC.


I don't understand your comment. If the public opposes the new taxes that the TTC would institute and abolishes the TTC, how can they get the TTC in?



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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this is going to happen
the law firm working with is a Giuliani firm



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 08:13 AM
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Unless the people of the Republic of Texas hold a tighter leash on the political party games, this will pass. And you can rest assured that the Governor WILL sign it into law..., right before going our to party with the 'winners.'

The SPP and NAFTA are essential to the eventual destabilization of the Union, which is critical to the supranational banking cartel's plans to ensure utter financial dominion over all things.

Texas has an excellent track-record for keeping their political royalty in line. Let's hope the people can maintain control, before the careerist politicians and transnational corporations get their machinery in place. It's almost too late.



posted on May, 26 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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I say that because then it looks like they tried to do something for the people. I do not believe the House will pass it. Gov. Perry probably will certainly not sign it into law. This is his baby after all. This way at least some of the reps. will get re-elected next term. I hope I am surprised. The original House bill to kill the TTC was HB11 now this is SB 885. Only seven days left in session. Next year it will probably be squashed first thing after the public cools off. Then Gov. Perry looks like salvation again. No 12.5 cent tax hike and TTC is back on the table.





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