Over at our excellent RealPoints blog, Mike Berry points to Urban Land Institute and legislative reports that show “years of neglect and inadequate funding are quickly putting the state in a position where it will be unable to afford any new roads or badly needed improvements…”
Hello there, presidential candidate Rick Perry.
State Sen. John Carona has led a lonely, one-man crusade on this issue, trying to get his fellow GOPers to understand the needs of a fast-growing state. But he has consistently run up against the governor’s adament refusal to provide money — i.e., to raise the gasoline tax. For an in-depth look at the problem, you can read our cover story on Carona’s struggles here.