Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday called lawmakers back for a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning immediately, to consider the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

"When it comes to transportation, the stakes facing our state could not be higher, and a failure to act now could take years - if not most of a decade - to correct, as traffic congestion increases and harms our quality of life," Gov. Perry said. "A plan was on the table that would have taken a significant step toward improving our roads and highways using existing revenue. Inaction is a Washington-style attempt to kick a can down the road – but everybody in Texas knows we're rapidly running out of roads to kick that can down. For those reasons, I'm calling the Legislature back into another special session immediately."

PROCLAMATION:

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, by the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 5 and Article IV, Section 8 of the Texas Constitution, do hereby call an extraordinary session of the 83rd Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, for the following purposes:

To consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

The Secretary of State will take notice of this action and will notify the members of the legislature of my action.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 30th day of July 2013.

RICK PERRY
Governor of Texas

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