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Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Phasing Out Pennsylvania's Gasoline Tax
Construction Equipment Guide ^ | March 16, 2021 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/17/2021 2:13:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Amid a deepening stalemate over financing highways and public transit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 12 proposed phasing out his state's gasoline tax, the second highest in the nation, and appointed a commission to recommend alternative ways to pay for the state's needs.

Wolf ordered a panel of several dozen lawmakers, transportation industry representatives, transportation planners, government officials and others to deliver recommendations by Aug. 1 of funding alternatives to foot the extra billions of dollars deemed to be necessary.

"Our economy, our communities and our future rely on a strong transportation system that supports our safety and growth," Wolf said in a statement.

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1 posted on 04/17/2021 2:13:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: BobL; sphinx; GreenLanternCorps; oldvirginian; Haiku Guy; napscoordinator; ConservativeInPA; ...

PING!


2 posted on 04/17/2021 2:14:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (GOP-free since 10/9/20)
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Governor seeks overhaul of Pennsylvania's highway funding (3/12/21)
3 posted on 04/17/2021 2:16:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (GOP-free since 10/9/20)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nice, so I can drive into PA, buy gas with no tax and drive right out. Nice!


4 posted on 04/17/2021 2:17:44 PM PDT by BobL (TheDonald.win is now Patriots.win)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No Governor. You first. Eliminate the tax as a precondition for talks.


5 posted on 04/17/2021 2:17:58 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So, PA uses the gasoline tax and turnpike fees for other things, then complains they do not raise enough money.


6 posted on 04/17/2021 2:20:20 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries. )
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
State Rep. Mike Carroll, the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, told a House hearing in February that the sprawling expanse of Pennsylvania's highways and state roads has not kept lawmakers from peeling off almost half of the gas tax revenue for other purposes.

That includes 12 cents a gallon to the state police budget, eight cents a gallon to local governments, three cents per gallon to the Mon-Fayette Expressway's Southern Beltway in southwestern Pennsylvania and three cents a gallon to the Department of Agriculture and other state agencies.

12 cents a gallon just to fund state police...

7 posted on 04/17/2021 2:22:43 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries. )
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So they can phase out gasoline engines and gasoline stations. They’re moving us from a fossil fuel economy to a faerie dust economy. Everything will run on magic faerie dust in the People’s Republic of the America. Millions of American faeries will work day and night to ensure an adequate supply of their magic dust which you will simply sprinkle onto your Tesla vehicle and then say the magic words “meteslastock beaboomin”. At that time, you will be able to drive from the east coast to the west coast without ever worrying about your Tesla stock, I mean your Tesla car crashing or even slowing down.


8 posted on 04/17/2021 2:23:06 PM PDT by RC one (When a bunch of commies start telling you that you don't need an AR15, you really need an AR15)
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EIB TRANSLATION:
Gov. Wolfe, one of our nation's worst governors, wants to increase taxes by switching to a new way to fleece people - say a nice tax on miles driven!

9 posted on 04/17/2021 2:23:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I'd rather be anecdotally alive than scientifically dead...)
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Texas used to do that, too, but they phased it out.


10 posted on 04/17/2021 2:43:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (GOP-free since 10/9/20)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

PA’s gas tax ($0.586) is highest in the Nation, followed by CA ($0.533. The author got it wrong.

https://igentax.com/gas-tax-state/#:~:text=The%20state%20with%20the%20highest,by%20California%20at%20%240.533%20%2F%20gallon.


11 posted on 04/17/2021 2:44:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit..)
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Ping.


12 posted on 04/17/2021 2:45:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit..)
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13 posted on 04/17/2021 2:56:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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Yeah, so he can put in a blanket “mileage” tax, with their tracking your every spin of your wheel.


14 posted on 04/17/2021 2:58:38 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Tom Wolf on March 12 proposed phasing out his state’s gasoline tax, the second highest in the nation, and appointed a commission to recommend alternative ways to pay for the state’s needs”

“alternative ways” TRANSLATION = ways $ which far exceeds the current fleecing via gas tax.


15 posted on 04/17/2021 3:01:00 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A while back I saw a story indicating that the Wolfman of Trans-sylvania wants to raise the state income tax.


16 posted on 04/17/2021 3:05:35 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Der Impfstoff macht frei.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Makes me wonder what other tax he will replace it with.


17 posted on 04/17/2021 3:10:42 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am completely for eliminating the state gasoline tax. The last increase was to improve PA’s roads and bridges is a complete failure. That money went to many things other than roads and bridges. With that said, I don’t trust a damn thing the Tommie the Commie proposes. We need to throw him out of office and replace all the RINOs in the state legislature before we going about making tax cuts, that also correspond to massive budget cuts.


18 posted on 04/17/2021 3:25:35 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” ― Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bait and switch.


19 posted on 04/17/2021 4:04:56 PM PDT by Fido969 ( Sc)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Yep. IIRC...they don’t tax food or clothing...but BOY do they make it up in other ways!


20 posted on 04/17/2021 4:51:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (RIP my "teddy bear". )
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