State House Passes Transportation Funding Package

November 20, 2013
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Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives finally voted Tuesday to approve a comprehensive transportation funding package.

The approval came one day after House legislators had defeated a package by just four votes.

Radio PA News reports the funding plan would raise $2.3 billion dollars a year for roads, bridges and mass transit.  Apparently six Republican lawmakers and two Democrats reversed their decisions on Tuesday to push through the measure.

The plan still needs Senate approval, but it is similar to a funding package Senators already approved earlier this year.  One G-O-P House member says he changed his vote after he was reassured the bill would keep changes to the prevailing wage on smaller public works projects.

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