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Transportation chief defends new revenue

December 5, 2013

HARRISBURG (AP) — Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said Wednesday that opposition to a new law that raises billions of dollars in higher fees and taxes to fund transportation needs has not......

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pinecr

Dec-05-13 8:45 AM

Hey Barry it is not the fact that we will need to pay higher money at the gas pumps, it is the fact that the Governor allowed numerous pork projects to be tied into this tax increase. If the Governor would stop allowing the pork projects, then there would already be enough money to fix the roads. And lets not forget, the last time the people of this State were told we needed to raise the price of gas at the pumps and pay higher driver fees, we were told that was for transportation purposes too and in the end, a new stadium got built with the money. I am bracing for 3 or 4 years down the road for another increase because I am sure the State will not spend this money on the roads either, but the Governor will give it to some other cause just so he can get re-elected. When we all have to move out of this state because we cannot afford to live here, then who is going to pick up the tab for the pork projects?

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