DALLAS - The Texas Transportation Commission voted last week to use $1.2 billion of federal stimulus funds to move forward with numerous projects across the state, including some controversial toll roads.

In a unanimous vote, the commissioners approved the spending plan for 29 projects, roughly two-thirds of which are toll roads. A two-year moratorium on toll road construction in the star state was automatically lifted when the Legislature convened for its 81st regular session in January.

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