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Pennsylvania’s $2 billion proposed transportation bill remains out of state budget

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On July 1, 2013 @ 9:57 am In News & Analysis | No Comments

Pennsylvania state capitol (Photo: Wally Gobetz / Flickr) [1]

Pennsylvania state capitol (Photo: Wally Gobetz / Flickr [2])

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law on Sunday the state’s $28.4 billion budget bill, while the state’s transportation bill continued to lack support from both the House and Senate, CBS Philly and the Associated Press reported [3].

The budget plan, which passed with a 111-92 House vote before winning the Senate’s approval, would increase spending by by $719 million, or 2.6 percent, over the current year.

However, the House could not agree on a $2 billion transportation bill, largely due to a proposed increase in the wholesale fuel tax.

The transportation bill is about $500 million less per year than a plan that passed the Senate in early June. But the new transportation bill did not gain enough support in the Senate.

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[3] CBS Philly and the Associated Press reported: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/30/corbett-signs-pa-budget-as-bigger-agenda-stalls/

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