By Keith Laing - 11/26/13 08:59 AM EST
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) has signed a $2.3 billion transportation bill that is been hailed by supporters as a bipartisan victory for infrastructure in the Keystone State.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the revenue for the measure will be generated by a nearly 30 percent increase in wholesale gas taxes over the next five years.
The Pennsylvania switch to a wholesale gas tax follows a similar move earlier this year by another Republican governor in a swing state, outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R).
Lawmakers in Congress have considered making a similar switch in the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax when the legislation that authorizes its collection comes up for renewal next year.