Pennsylvania's House Transportation Committee has approved a plan to increase state transportation funding by $2-billion within five years.
The proposal approved Thursday relies mainly on a phasing in a five-year increase in the wholesale tax on gasoline.
But it also includes a grab bag of other new taxes, including a tripling of the aviation jet fuel tax, increases in levies on tire purchases and leased vehicles and new authority for municipalities to increase certain local taxes to help finance public transportation.
The House plan would reduce the annual $450-million transfer to PennDOT that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is required to make by $200-million a year but continue to require the remaining $250-million for mass transit.
Now lawmakers must reconcile differences between the House and Senate plans.
Monday March 10th
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Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
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Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
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Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm