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Yesterday in Austin our state lawmakers voted "YES" to sell 20 highways to private concerns, foreign mostly.  The vote was 113 to 29, with 2 not voting.

 

One thing, our State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, did vote "Nay", so I guess that is something.  I'm not sure that most people understand that after these highways are sold, they will be turned into Toll Roads and the taxpayers of Texas, who have already paid for these roads, will continue to pay everytime they drive on them.

The people that will own the roads can set the tolls, as much as 75 cents per mile!

They have a listing of some of the roads that will be sold - but, let's just hope that they don't arrange to sell the pending "Aggieland Express", that is being planned for our area.

 

References:

http://itemonline.com/x212542613/Kolkhorst-There-are-other-road-options

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1792770/posts

http://www.kbtx.com/news/headlines/6969057.html

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