WASHINGTON — Federal lawmakers from Texas  are pushing for the Treasury Department to change tax rules that are forcing the state’s school districts to forego, or pay more for, the bond financing of infrastructure projects because they cannot access the Texas Permanent School Fund’s bond guarantee program.

Thirty-two representatives — the entire Texas delegation in the U.S. House —  told President Obama in a recent letter that school districts are being forced to choose between not financing needed facilities or paying significantly higher costs because the Treasury has failed to modify its rules to accommodate the recently increased capacity of the PSF. The letter is dated Sept. 14, but was not released until this week.

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