AUSTIN (AP) — Should the cost of getting a Texas driver's license rise to help the state's ailing and congested roads?
House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday suggested the idea is worth exploring. Texas drivers currently must renew their license every six years at a price of $25.
Straus says that's a low cost that has been taken for granted. The powerful Republican told members of the Texas Association of Business that revisiting that price could generate more revenue for transportation projects.
Both Republicans and Democrats have prioritized infrastructure this session. Gov. Rick Perry has given his blessing to take $3.7 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to secure water and build more roads.
Proposals by lawmakers to increase driver's license fees by $8 failed in 2011.
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