Julie and I enjoyed seeing many friends a couple of weeks ago at the Bexar County Republican Party Chairman's Bar-B-Q. The event attracted longtime Republican activists as well as young families who are just starting to become active in our party.
Earlier this month, hundreds of new laws that the Legislature passed this year went into effect. I have discussed some of the most important measures in previous emails. But few of the laws passed this year are as important or as meaningful as the action we took to support our Veterans.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus called Monday for state and local transportation officials to expedite the expansion of Highway 281 in San Antonio — and to finance the project without tolls.
Speaking to the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Straus (R-San Antonio) said the Legislature has made state transportation funding a priority in the last two legislative sessions. Because the state has provided additional support, the tolls that had earlier been planned for the project are no longer necessary, Straus said.
“There is no reason to keep delaying this expansion,” Speaker Straus said. “The expansion of 281 should move forward quickly, and it should move forward without tolls.”