PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 10

March 6, 2023

Bill would continue to reduce Motor License Fund diversions

The bill, which passed the Senate by a 28-21 vote last week, would drop appropriations from the Motor License Fund by $50 million each year for the state police from $250 million in 2023-24 to no appropriation in 2028-29, when state’s General Fund would entirely cover the state police costs.

Unpaid PA Turnpike tolls are a problem that’s costing you

As drivers pass through on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, not all of them pay up. Millions of dollars in tolls are going unpaid. Recently, new legislation took effect, trying to stop it.

PennDOT commits $470.2 million for municipal roads and bridges

PennDOT announced Friday that it will allocate $470.2 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities to support them in maintaining their roads and bridges.

Larry Shifflet, Tony Williams, others talk infrastructure

City & State’s 2023 Rebuilding PA Summit brought together nearly 100 of Pennsylvania’s brightest minds at the Hilton Harrisburg on Tuesday for a full-day event that examined how state and local leaders, businesses and other power players can band together to solve some of the commonwealth’s most daunting challenges.

Revenue Department releases February collections

The Motor License Fund received $256.7 million for the month, $30.8 million above estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund – which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues – total $1.9 billion, which is $53.7 million, or 2.9 percent, above estimate.


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