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Pennsylvania Governor's 'Transportation Plan' relies on steep tax hikes

GasBuddy Blog -- PA Governor Tom Corbett introduced a plan last week that proposes raising gas tax revenues over the next five years to generate more than $5 billion that he says would be well-spent on roads, bridges and mass-transit systems.

The only problem with the plan is that it's short on details.

"How do we (Pennsylvania's taxpayers) finance the plan?" The governor's report answered that question with four sentences (three bullet points!).

"How will the dollars be spent?" The answer to that question got five bullet points.

I think what he's trying to say is "This is a stick-up, but don't worry, you'll be glad when you see how we spend your money."

Pennsylvania residents could be seeing their...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 5:56:06 AM

I think many ppl would love that, Close.
Close1out
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:30:14 PM

I wish I had some of the money that's wasted
ectolle
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:42:38 PM

THe government never has enough money
WLuckyJim
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:41:34 PM

The reporter mentions near the end of his article that the politicos "have no idea how the tax hike would affect gas prices; and, how much of that increase will be passed along to consumers." Knowing the oil companies, I think it is obvious that the entire increase would be passed on to consumers.
stealthvan
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 2:01:08 AM

Like anyone should believe a politician from the same state who brought us the 9 judges indicted for fixing traffic tickets...should probably ask a lot more questions before agreeing to yet ANOTHER tax hike!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:00:32 AM

moose, you don't live in PA... but good response anyways. LOL.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:00:13 AM

PA is a state, like VA, where expenditures are heavily leaning on revenues.
moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 8:46:01 AM

No problem Tom. That's what I'm here for to line your pockets with my hard earned money.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 12:02:13 AM

Civic: you're right. That's b/c the taxpayer really has no voice. Our so called elected officials don't care what we really want, once they have been elected to office.
OnABudget1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 9:00:10 PM

More taxes, more taxes!!!
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 2:12:02 PM

Everyone is looking to skin the taxpayers!
bluebird1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:11:58 PM

Politicians raising taxes is hardly news!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:55:26 PM

Sounds famniliar
Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:41 PM

Old article....
Costello
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:14:59 AM

Pay for what we get...
Gville
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:02:41 AM

New story please.

And for all you who don't want taxes - please drive on your own potholes. Governments have been dodging maintenance for years. And sometimes the maintenance reaches the point where it calls for a new road.
otherdave
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:00:58 AM

THIS IS A WARNING TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA:

BOHICA!
Bend
Over
Here
It
Comes
Again!
radiorumor
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:51:49 AM

Can't believe a republican wants to raise taxes
MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:51:34 AM

the last thing any of us need is higher taxes!
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:48:21 AM

Good luck people.
dlzastera
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Tax and spend just like obama.
GrandAmNC
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:43:52 AM

Heavily tax the moped drivers. They buy no driver's license (tax) no insurance (tax) no license plate (tax) no safety inspection (tax) plus they slow down traffic (waste of gas) and cause traffic accidents.
Hypersonic
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:43:13 AM

Increase Govt efficiency, not taxes.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:42:48 AM

Politicians love to raise taxes!
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:42:44 AM

Old
bullseye100
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:42:24 AM

Talk to the judges. They know how to get money and favors
Goatroper47
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:40:58 AM

Would bet that all the money raised will not be spent on the roads!
maciek
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:40:01 AM

Old Old Old ...
F81M
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:39:54 AM

Stupid idea.
Don20
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:37:48 AM

This is about three or four days old. Old News..
Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:37:25 AM

Can PD come up with some NEW info?
marion1739
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Like every government idea lots of plans and no details
BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:53 AM


They plan to raise oil taxes from $1,250,000,000 to $1,800,000,000.

Gee, who ends up paying for that?
JENNYHK
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:40 AM

ok.
paulp24
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:39 AM

One term Tom...just sayin...
doncNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:18 AM

We need more steep tax hikes, just ask Baroco.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:33:54 AM

It is going around - like the flu, keep washing your hands
donny47
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:32:06 AM

old
Asbury09
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:30:57 AM

old post
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:30:53 AM

ok.
devildog66
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:30:29 AM

There is a plus to Corbett's plan Pennsylvania will finally have some of the best roads, there will be little or no maintenance this will be due to the fact most of the people in Pennsylvania will not be able to afford to use them with the $.28 increase in gasoline
fullauto
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:29:50 AM

screw the user.
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:28:21 AM

politicians only way to get money for the city is to raised "TAXES", they don't know anything else, like reduce spending, etc...
ou812again
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:27:25 AM

old
ntass1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:27:17 AM

Yesterdays news
gasman50
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:26:31 AM

old news
RedskinGas
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Old news. Wonder if he was a Philly traffic judge at one time.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:25:40 AM

Yesterdays news.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:25:36 AM

ok.
eights
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:24:08 AM

ok already see this
2granny
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:22:25 AM

Old news.
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