he Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would authorize over $3 billion in revenue bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 college campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a sizable chunk of the money.
Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, said the improvements would be the first new college projects approved by lawmakers since 2006.
“In a growing state with a priority for an educated workforce, the need for classroom, lab and other academic space is clear,” Seliger said.
Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler,...