Everyone knows that Nov. 4, 2014 is election day (well almost everyone) when Texans will go to the polls to elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other assorted statewide oficials as well as congressmen, state senators and state reprentatives. In this non-presidential election year, turnout may be small, given Republican complacency and pessimistic Democrats; but Texans need to know that it's not only candidates on the ballot. A new idea for funding roads requires your approval.
Voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amenment to allow $1.7 billion to be transferred from the Rainy Day Fund to a special relvolving fund to reduce highway debt in Texas. By reducing the debt, Texas will have more money to spend on roads. While the proposal is certainly no pancea with regard to Texas potholes and congestion, supporters believe it is an important first step in dealing with the issue.
The first video ad encouraging you to vote for the plan is up on YouTube featuring Miles and Miles of Texas…Hours and Hours of Traffic with Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson. Haven't seen any opposition yet, but the budget hawks opposed to any use of the Rainy Day Fund will probabley be heard from soon.