eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Pa. Lawmaker Presses Governor On Transportation Funding

View Comments
(Pa. State Sen. Jake Corman.   Credit:  Tony Romeo)

(Pa. State Sen. Jake Corman. Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - In an apparent effort to jump-start the issue, a key Pennsylvania state senator is introducing legislation that would implement the recommendations of a panel appointed by Governor Corbett to study transportation funding.

Corbett had indicated he would make a transportation funding proposal this fall but, citing the economy as the reason, he has not yet made that announcement.

So, Republican Jake Corman (photo), chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee, says he’ll introduce legislation that will embody the recommendations made by the governor’s transportation funding commission earlier this summer.

“I can’t speak for the governor,” says Corman, “I can only tell you that five people in his administration voted for this transportation commission report.   His (transportation) secretary chaired this commission, his secretary has gone around this state and advocated for this position.  So I hope that he embraces all or parts of this, and hopefully he’ll come forward with a plan that addresses this issue.”

The transportation funding commission recommendations included lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level and increasing vehicle license and registration fees.

Reported by KYW Harrisburg bureau chief Tony Romeo

Top Content On CBSPhilly

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,017 other followers