PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 28

July 8, 2024

Pa. ends fiscal year on a high note

Pennsylvania concluded the 2023-24 fiscal year with a robust $45.5 billion in General Fund collections, surpassing estimates by $862.9 million, or 1.9 percent. Revenue Secretary Pat Browne announced these figures, noting that final collections fell within the 2 percent range the Department of Revenue aims for in its forecasts.

The Motor License Fund received $308.9 million in June, outperforming the estimate by $37.1 million. For the fiscal year, collections totaled $3.2 billion, which is $43.1 million, or 1.4 percent, above forecast. This fund includes revenues from gas and diesel taxes, as well as various license fees and fines.

Climate advocates boost EVs as anti-EV ads run in Pa.

The advocacy arm of the Environmental Defense Fund says EVs are getting more affordable and convenient each year.

Some motorists will get a break as the Turnpike changes toll calculations next year

It’s not news that the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase tolls in January because the agency has raised rates each of the past 16 years. But the 5% increase approved by the turnpike commission Tuesday also includes a change in how tolls are calculated, and some motorists will see a reduction in their fees.

New piers for the SS United States identified

The SS United States Conservancy is making progress in its search for a new home for the SS United States. According to an update shared on its social media profiles, the not-for-profit organization has conducted outreach and is currently exploring several locations across the United States.


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