After air quality funding was vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott, cities contribute money to CAPCOG program
In the days following the 85th legislative session, political junkies eagerly awaited news of Gov. Greg Abbott signing and vetoing bills. Without much pomp or circumstance, Abbott exercised his discretion over $120 million in the $217 billion budget. Among the 0.05 percent of overall funding vetoed was money for an environmental program to improve the region’s air quality. The program, destined for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, helps local jurisdictions plan for better air quality. Abbott said he was against the program because it would fund bicycle use programs and carpooling campaigns that could be funded at the local government level.
Source: Community Impact- Round Rock