Corbett to Roll Out Billion-Dollar Roads Plan Funded by Tax on Gas Stations

The Governor’s plan includes removing the cap on the oil company franchise tax. Corbett’s spokesman says the move would not qualify as a tax hike.

Gov. Tom Corbett is preparing to unveil a transportation plan funded primarily by nearly $2 billion a year in new taxes on gas stations, two people who learned details of the plan told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Republican governor, who pledged not to raise taxes when he ran for office, will announce the fine points of the long-awaited initiative next week.

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