PA House vote nears on transportation spending

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 21, 2013 4:12 PM

(Harrisburg) -- State lawmakers are starting debate ahead of what is likely to be the final vote on a major transportation funding bill.

The House took up the measure this afternoon, just three days after it narrowly defeated the proposal.

The bill would raise at least $2.3 billion a year to fix and build roads and bridges and support mass transit agencies.

It would phase in higher gasoline taxes and a range of motorist fees collected by the state Transportation Department.

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