Transportation Funding Plan Fails Again

November 19, 2013
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Another effort in Harrisburg to advance a plan to fund roads, bridges and mass transit in Pennsylvania failed on the floor of the state House on Monday night.

According to Brad Christman from Radio PA News, legislative leaders and aides to the Governor say, at one point, an amendment containing a negotiated transportation infrastructure funding deal needed only one more vote.  At the end, the bill fell short by four votes.

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch and leaders in the Harrisburg legislative chambers say they are not certain what will happen next since there were negative votes from blocks on both sides of the aisle Monday night.  Governor Corbett had been joined again earlier in the day by business and labor groups in urging lawmakers to pass a transportation funding bill.

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