Roads and other services have to be paid for, however, and that means fees. Republicans love fees, and their latest pet idea is toll roads.
Should Texans have to pay to drive?From someone who's lived in states with tolls; believe me, it's better to just pay the taxes up front. People are always fighting to keep taxes low.
By 2030 the state's population is projected to rise by at least 40%, with most growth occurring in the big cities.
Toll roads are the answer, the state has decreed. In the past few months drivers have begun paying to use roads north of Austin. More will open later this year. Other free highways in central Texas could also be converted to tollways, including a popular route to the airport in Austin.
Tolls are forever.