Business Journal poll: Should politicians stop raiding highway funds to avoid the need for toll roads?

Link to poll here.

Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson and State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, are among those pushing Texas lawmakers to cease diverting dollars from the state highway fund to pay for non-highway-related programs. Supporters of the plan say it would save more money for highway construction and cut down on the need for controversial toll roads. Critics say it could negatively impact important programs like tourism promotion and medical transportation for the needy that currently depend on highway funding appropriations.

Do you think the practice of diverting some state highway fund dollars to non-highway related programs should be ended or continued?

85% of respondents said to end this practice!

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