DALLAS – After three special sessions, Texas lawmakers passed a $1.2 billion transportation bill that appeared to satisfy Gov. Rick Perry.

“Today’s action by the Texas Legislature moves our state closer to securing a strong economy well into the future by providing more resources for building and maintaining a transportation system that will keep our economy growing and our population moving,” Perry said Monday after the legislature approved House Bill 1 and Senate Joint Resolution 1 that cover the funding and call for a constitutional amendment. Voters must approve the amendment in 2014.

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