HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — With gas prices remaining high, Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore and Pennsylvania governor candidate Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) introduced a bill on Monday that would decrease Pennsylvania’s gas tax by 1/3 through the end of 2022.
Senate Bill 10, called the Consumer Gas Prices Relief Act, proposes replacing the lost gas tax revenue with a combination of federal funds and a bond issue “to ensure critical infrastructure projects are not delayed or deferred due to the gas tax cut,” according to a press release.
Between a federal gas tax holiday and the proposed bill, the release says, gas taxes paid by consumers could be almost cut in half through the end of the year.
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The press release says that a bipartisan group of 15 other senators has signed on to the bill.
The average gas price in Harrisburg fell about 11 cents per gallon last week, but it remains $1.40 higher than it was a year ago at an average of $4.35 per gallon.