DALLAS - The state Legislature's failure to approve $2 billion of bonds for the Texas Department of Transportation and uncertainty over the agency's future could force Gov. Rick Perry to call a special session, lawmakers said yesterday.
The 2009 session closed with no authorization for TxDOT or several other agencies to continue operating beyond Sept. 1. Without new sunset legislation, the agencies would have a year to end operations. However, the Legislature does not meet again until 2011.