Governor Wolf Makes Commitment to Phase Out Gas Tax
Having discovered forming a bipartisan task force on the COVID vaccine rollout seems to be working, Gov. Wolf last week announced he was forming a Transportation Revenue Options Commission that he hopes will enable him to phase out the gasoline tax….

DEP Announces Equity Principles To Guide Investment Of RGGI Funds
On March 10, the Department of Environmental Protection announced a set of guiding equity principles to help inform the public on the implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and investments of the program’s proceeds….

Congress Moving On To Infrastructure Bill, Confirms More Appointees
With the $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief package done, the Biden Administration and Congressional leadership are turning attention to infrastructure to create new jobs and re-energize the economy….

U.S. House Democrats Introduce Infrastructure Bill To Electrify America
Friday, all Democratic members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee reintroduced a broad infrastructure package called the “Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act,” or “LIFT America Act.”….

DRIVE Safe Act Reintroduced In U.S. Senate And House To Address Driver Shortage
Last Week, U.s. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) reintroduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act to address the driver shortage in the trucking and logistics industry, and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truckers….

IRS Requirements for the Sale of Tax-Free, Undyed Kerosene
Internal Revenue Service regulations allow for the tax-free sale of undyed kerosene at retail dispensers. Such sales are allowed so long as the undyed kerosene is sold from a “blocked pump”….

Federal Lawmakers Urge Credit Card Companies To Refrain From Increasing Swipe Fees
Last week, U.s. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) sent a letter to VISA and MasterCard urging the companies to refrain from increasing swipe fees by $1.2 billion scheduled to take effect in April….

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Federal COVID Aid Gives State Budget Shot In The Arm; No More Gasoline Tax?
The federal COVID relief bill signed into law by President Biden lifted a huge burden from Senate and House Republicans on how they were going to balance the state’s FY 2020-21 state budget….

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