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Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIf the Legislature approves the transportation funding bill now pending in the state Senate, the price of vanity license plates will S CA L8. The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, would raise the one-time fee for personalized plates...
HARRISBURG — Motorists would face higher gasoline taxes as well as licensing fee and traffic ticket hikes to pay for an additional $2.5 billion in long-neglected repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, mass transit and ports, according to a state...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, here we are, starting one of the last working days before the Christmas interval. Hopefully you have all your shopping finished and you've laid in a sufficient supply of Curiously Strong Adult Beverages so......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekDemocrats in the Pennsylvania Senate added a new wrinkle to next year’s expected debate on how to pay for billions of dollars in repairs to the state’s roads and bridges, insisting that new money for mass-transit agencies also had to......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGov. Tom Corbett will offer a long-awaited plan to state lawmakers early next year to pay for an estimated $2.5 billion in road and bridge repairs that will likely take advantage of updates in federal highway law as well as......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Some of you may recall that, about a week ago, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced that it could move to all-electronic tolling within about five years' time. Unremarked at the time was how the switch......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekEfforts to pay for Pennsylvania’s long-term highway and infrastructure needs hit speed bump after speed bump in 2012. But both Gov. Tom Corbett and a senior state lawmaker say they want to smooth the path to a long-term solution in......
Pennsylvania needs to change how it pays for transportation infrastructure. In August 2011, a transportation funding advisory commission appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett issued a set of recommendations for increasing revenue and lowering costs. The...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekNearly 18 months into his first term, Gov. Tom Corbett has hit the political equivalent of a glass ceiling: He’s yet to crack the all-important 50 percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. And with legislative Republicans set......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to The Morning After. If you're a victorious candidate, we hope you're still sleeping off the depredations of last night's celebrations. If you're a loser, just remember, there's nothing like a little R&R,...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekIn What Is Now ... ... largely a formality, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty will announce a long-expected bid for attorney general during an event in Harrisburg on Wednesday. The suburban Philadelphia legislator will make it...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The last time Gov. Tom Corbett faced an emergency -- in this case, the floods in northeastern Pennsylvania, he saw his approval ratings shoot up in the region. A new survey by the Democrat-friendly Public Policy...
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