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Well thank God my Governor Brownback here in Kansas is doing everything he can to emulate that frickin' genius Governor down in Texas.  I guess the horse and buggy days will be right around the corner:

The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads.

"Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads," TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.

Ahh, good ol' fracking. This truly is a conservative state, going way, way back to the days of old.
“I just can’t believe the Department of Transportation is going back to the dark ages,” she said.
I can, and thank goodness Kansas is not that far behind.  Woohoo!!!

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