PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 34

August 23, 2021

Infrastructure plans inch forward

Despite tensions within the House Democratic caucus over how to proceed with two parallel efforts on infrastructure, both legislative vehicles look set to advance next week. Our Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris report that the House plans to come back Monday night to vote to start debate on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill, the party-line budget reconciliation package and a separate voting rights measure.

How much would you pay with a proposed mileage fee in PA?

It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry and a big hit in the wallet for drivers of passenger vehicles.

Associated PA Constructors breaks down federal, state funding plans

APC Executive VP Bob Latham appeared on the Terry Madonna-hosted Pennsylvania Newsmakers, discussing the federal infrastructure bill and Governor Wolf’s Transportation Revenue Option Commission recommendations.


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