Politics and Government
- Jay Paterno announces plans to run for lieutenant governor
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Pa. House poised to send highways bill to Corbett
Updated: Thursday, November 21 2013, 12:44 PM EST
By: The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. --
Pennsylvania state lawmakers are poised to send to Gov. Tom Corbett a massive transportation package that taxes gasoline and motorists to fund repairs, new construction and mass transit.
The state House was expected to approve the measure Thursday afternoon, likely the final vote for a measure narrowly defeated by the same lawmakers just three days ago.
The bill phases in taxes and fees to eventually raise at least $2.3 billion annually and is the first major highway bill in six years.
It increases taxes on gasoline at the wholesale level, a measure that could boost prices at the pump by a quarter or more within five years.
It also calls for a range of higher fees and fines through PennDOT, and links future increases to the rate of inflation.