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Pennsylvania Senate passes legislation to stop automatic gas tax increase

HARRISBURG – Efforts are underway in Harrisburg to lower taxes you pay at the gas pump.

The Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation to stop the automatic gas tax increase mandated by a 2013 transportation bill.

Local State Senator Wayne Langerholc, who now serves as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said the new legislation cuts the gas tax immediately, and permanently sets the average wholesale price at $2.99 per gallon to end future gas tax hikes.

The Senate bill will now head to the state’s House of Representatives for consideration.