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Pa. Senate To Take Up $2.3B Transportation Bill

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By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania state Senate is scheduled to take up a major transportation spending proposal a day after the House signaled that it'd support it.

The Senate session starts Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The proposal is supported by Gov. Tom Corbett and would raise gasoline taxes and numerous motorist fees to spend $2.3 billion a year extra on roads, bridges and mass transit systems. That's nearly half of what the state spends now. In the House, the bill passed despite objections from conservatives that it'd be the second-largest tax increase in Pennsylvania history.

About $1.7 million annually would go toward highway and bridge construction, while mass transit agencies would get nearly $500 million. Meanwhile, tens of millions of dollars more would go toward discretionary accounts controlled by lawmakers and the transportation secretary.

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