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Deputy secretary touts cut to gas tax

February 8, 2013

With Gov. Tom Corbett unveiling his 2013-14 state budget proposal earlier this week, a state Department of Transportation official spoke locally about the transportation proposal Thursday....

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joseywales

Feb-08-13 7:07 AM

Don't stop there, make auto inspections every 2 years also.

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Zippie

Feb-08-13 9:34 AM

Glad we don't have to buy 2 plates for our vechicles like some other states ... yet.

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djzlucky

Feb-08-13 9:52 AM

The change to biennial registration and six-year driver's licenses is just a ploy to get some quick cash into the state coffers, not a long term solution.

As for the flat tax decrease, 17% comes out to a savings of about two cents at the pump. That savings will be nothing compared to the 25 cent increase we're likely to see as a result of the Liquid Fuels tax cap being lifted. Supposedly the gas companies would have to pay the new liquid fuels tax increase, but according to Steve Sheetz (president of the Sheetz gas station chain), “It’s coming straight to the consumer, instantly.”

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