Gas Tax Shift Will Harm Rural Drivers

Aug. 03, 2021 /

The Governor’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC) recently recommended that Pennsylvania completely replace the 58 cents per gallon state gasoline tax with an 8.1 cents per mile driven “fee” as a way to address the state’s $9.35 billion (and growing) annual shortfall in highway, bridge, and mass transit funding. Given implications from switching to a mileage-based user fee (MBUF), I asked the Center for Rural Pennsylvania how it would impact motorists from the Commonwealth’s 48 predominately rural counties.

Budget Proposal Good for Pennsylvanians, Stambaugh Says

Jun. 25, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The $39.8 billion budget passed by the House of Representatives on Friday saves money for the future and invests in early childhood education, infrastructure, public schools and state police, according to Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland).

Wolf Out of Touch, Continues Mismanagement in Budget Address

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Cumberland County delegation to the state House of Representatives Wednesday were dismayed Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address made no mention of fixing his dysfunctional unemployment system or addressing the economic distress his unilateral decisions to shut some business down is causing.

Funding Awarded to Clark’s Ferry Tavern

Dec. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Historical Society of Perry County has been awarded a $500,000 grant for the restoration of Clark’s Ferry Tavern, one of those most historic structures in the county, according to Sen. John DiSanto (R-15) and Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland).

PennDOT Seeks Feedback on Cumberland Co. Project

Dec. 11, 2020 / Press Release

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plans display regarding the Route 11 (West King Street) bridge replacement project. This project is located over Norfolk Southern Railroad within Shippensburg Borough and Southampton Township.