PA Lawmakers face decision on transport funding
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State lawmakers are facing a decision next week about whether to authorize billions of dollars for Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems.
Top legislative aides said Friday a House vote could come as early as Monday, although there are competing proposals and it’s unclear which can pass the chamber.
The leading Republican proposal would increase gas taxes and a host of motorist fees to eventually generate at least $2.3 billion a year.
Democrats have introduced a nearly similar approach, but they would eliminate the GOP’s plan to exempt more local transportation projects from state wage requirements.
A different Republican proposal is smaller, at $1 billion a year. Whatever passes the House will still require approval from the Senate, which passed a $2.5 billion bill in June. (AP)