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The Source: Our Crumbling Texas Infrastructure | Will You Be Ready to Retire?

Larry D. Moore
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In the first segment:

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry called a third special session for the Texas Legislature -- this one was so special that it began a mere thirty minutes after the second session ended. Its topic? How Texas will continue to fund the maintenance and building of roads.  The Texas Department of Transportation has scaled back operations of some maintenance and is stretching its dollars in some areas by converting asphalt roads to gravel.  We talk to Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff about how his constituents are dealing with increased usage from trucks associated with Eagle Ford Shale, and now the TXDOT gravel plan.  Also, San Antonio State Representative Ruth Mclendon Jones joins us to talk about how an issue that used to carry broad bipartisan support takes three sessions to pass.

In the second segment:

A recent poll out from Black Rock Investments showed most people are worried about outliving their retirement savings.  Another poll out last week from Wealth Enhancement Group showed that most Texans were unsure they would have enough to meet their retirement needs when the time came.  Bruce Helmer, co-founder of Wealth Enhancement joins us to talk about why people are worried.  Patrick Lynch, senior partner at Whitestone Wealth Management also joins us to talk about how people can better prepare for life after retirement.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive