Gov. Wolf again pushes statewide broadband expansion and gas severance tax to fund it

Bennett Leckrone | Thursday, July 18, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Despite pushback from the legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf still says that a gas severance tax is the best way to fund his proposed $4.5 billion infrastructure plan.

Flanked by business and government leaders from rural Pennsylvania, Wolf said at a Thursday press conference that he’s “all ears” to any other way the state can come up with $4.5 billion for his Restore Pennsylvania initiative, but added state funding was the only way to ensure the initiative’s broadband expansion.

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