PA House vote on transportation funding may be near

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 13, 2013 6:10 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The leader of the Republican majority in the state House says it's possible a vote could happen next week on a bill to fund highways, bridges and mass transit systems.

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai of Allegheny County says many state lawmakers think it's time to deal with the issue, one way or another.

Turzai says he's already postponed votes three times at the request of Governor Corbett.

The Senate passed a $2.5 billion-a-year bill this summer. But, it's been stalled in the House, partly over objections to the gas tax increase the bill would require and how much money would go to mass transit agencies. 

Another major issue is whether to roll back a law setting minimum wages on some state-funded transportation projects.

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