Highlights of Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 spending plan for the year that starts July 1 include in the over all big picture. Increases in overall state spending by nearly 3 percent to $28.4 billion. Raising $28.4 billion through taxes, fees and other revenue sources and no increase in the sales tax or personal income tax.
On the subject of taxes...there would be a phase of an increase on the wholesale tax that gas stations pay on gasoline, over five years by uncapping the average price used to calculate the tax. The increase would help finance a $5.4 billion transportation initiative for roads, bridges and mass transit and would be partially offset by a phased-in reduction in the liquid fuels tax from 12 cents per gallon to 10 cents per gallon over two years.
And on roads..vehicle registration renewals to a every two year cycle and driver license renewals to a six-year cycle instead of the current four-year cycle.