DALLAS – A plan to tap Texas’s rainy day fund for transportation funding died in the Legislature’s regular session, but two key state senators want to revisit the proposal in the current special session.

The special session that got under way Monday is currently limited to redistricting, but Senate Finance Committee chair Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, and Transportation Committee chair Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, have asked Gov. Rick Perry to open the session to include the highway funding plan.

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