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Already paying more

| Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

There was speculation concerning the lifting of the cap on the state tax on the wholesale price of motor fuel: Would this action bring an increase in the pump price? Ask a silly question, get a silly answer. Of course it would, and if you hadn't noticed it already, take a look at the pump price at any nearby gas station/convenience store. Prices have gone up, one might say, with a vengeance.

In his letter on Pennsylvania's new transportation funding law, “Paying for roads” , John McCaskie, who describes himself as a civil engineer involved in road construction projects for many years, defends the legislation as something that needed to be done. He also criticizes “economic development” in New Stanton, claiming that it made difficult or impossible the construction of proper road junctions there. This might be true.

My background is mechanical rather than civil engineering, but regarding this “economic development,” one assumes the phrase would be “poorly done economic development.” Some sort of permits were required, weren't they? Who provided the necessary permits? Maybe the same mob that made such a cock-up of highway legislation in Pennsylvania in the past.

Alan Schultz

McCandless

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