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Governor Perry pushing for another special session for transportation funding

Governor Perry is pushing for another special session if Texas Legislators can't quickly resolve one issue.

The only item remaining on the Governor's special session agenda is transportation funding.

He wants their annual funding boosted by nearly a billion dollars.

Both Texas Legislative bodies have passed plans to ask voters to approve pulling money earmarked for the rainy day fund.

Neither plan has the support it needs to pass in the other house.

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