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Rep.Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

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House Approves $15 Million for Wyler Tramway  print page

by: Rep. Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

AUSTIN Following Wednesday's House passage of the Senate Bill 500, the supplemental budget which includes $15 million to replace the Wyler Tramway, Rep. Lina Ortega released the following statement:

"We are one step closer to getting the Wyler Tramway up and running again. I want to thank Chairman Zerwas and Speaker Bonnen for listening and favorably supporting a gem in our community- the Wyler Tramway. In addition, without the strong support of the El Paso Community Foundation and our City leadership things would not have moved as smoothly as they did. Lastly, and not less important, the recognized unity of the entire El Paso state delegation backing this effort made things happen."

Senate Bill 500 now moves to the Senate for approval or appointment of a conference committee to negotiate any differences between the House and Senate. The supplemental is expected to be finalized by the beginning of May.

Brooke Bennett Galindo

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