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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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sounds like gas taxes are going up

https://www.goerie.com/news/20191128...ects-shortfall


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Pennsylvania needs about $5.5 billion to bring the state’s highways, bridges and public transit up-to-date, according to a report released by the House Transportation Task Force, and lawmakers are supporting a path to ease the financial woes.

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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale revealed that about $750 million per year of money from the Motor License Fund goes to the Pennsylvania State Police budget.



just do some simple math. stop giving the PSP the 750 million a year from the gas tax for 7 years and fix everything....then eliminate the gas tax all together.


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 11:58 AM
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Didn't we just get a tax increase to rebuild our roads and bridges?
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 12:01 PM
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Wow. I hope someone is doing a financial audit to find out where all the TOLL money goes because every year the tolls go up and will continue to go up for many more years every year. According to the State, they needed this $$ to fix the highways.

Right now I think it cost me @ $30. every time I run upstate and back to Phila.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 12:18 PM
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Keep raising the tolls. I came home yesterday toll road 66 wife had the ezpass Ezpass price 2.10 Plate scan 4.20. What a rip off. So they will send me a bill. What if I don't get it? Can they prove I didn't get it? Lay some more state employees off is their answer. Next step will be open all the roads up and charge every citizen like a school tax. We don't care if you drive the roads, or have kids in school, Pay. Bet that move is coming.
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Don't we already have one of the highest gas tax rates in the country? What does that money get used for?

Second question is rhetorical, as we all know that it certainly doesn't get used for what it's supposed to.
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Don't we already have one of the highest gas tax rates in the country? What does that money get used for?

Second question is rhetorical, as we all know that it certainly doesn't get used for what it's supposed to.
Well just in case you did need to know, it gets used to keep the city of Philadelphia running!
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you forgot some other big cities sucking the coffers dry, Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh etc.
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i wonder how much goes to the donothings? in the big cesspools.
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the lions share of the gas tax 750 million plus goes to the PSP every year. Last year Erie County instituted a 5.00 add on to the registration fee to help fix roads and bridges in Erie County.


they need to stop raiding this fund, take the 750 million back from the PSP and start fixing the roads and bridges. in just two years they can fix the 3,500 bridges in PA with the money that the PSP takes from the gas tax.


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Twenty-three percent, about 3,500, of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient. While they are safe to cross, more restrictions will be needed, which could affect rural farmers who use the bridges to transport goods. About $1.8 billion is needed to improve the state’s bridges.

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Problem solved....Bohunr for Governor [/QUOTE]

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