Corbett’s plan to pay for transportation funding, announced during yesterday’s budget address, would involve eliminating the cap on taxes for wholesale gas prices. Which, he assures us, is not a tax. OK, sure, tell it to Norquist. Whatever you call it, gas taxes would increase five cents a year over the next five years in order to pay for $1.8 billion in new transportation funding. Under Corbett’s plan, the vast majority of the cash would go to repairing roads and bridges, while a little under $200 million would go towards little old SEPTA. [Inquirer]
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