Transpo plan: $43 per driver

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Corbett budget speech

Good morning.

Full state budget story here from Karen Langley and Laura Olson, with sidebars on pensions, Medicare, education and transportation. On the latter, Jon Schmitz did the math and figures Gov. Corbett's proposal to lift a cap on gas taxes (thereby allowing them to rise) will cost drivers about $43 bucks.

Wild congressional hearing on five Legionnaires' deaths at the VA hospital in Oakland. Sean Hamill covered.

Even more changes afoot within Allegheny County government and its authorities -- the Airport Authority board demoted its director and Vince Gastgeb is resigning from county council to concentrate on his new airport job.

The county's law department is reviewing what to do with Bill Peduto's complaint to the election board about mayoral rival Michael Lamb's finance report. The Lamb team called the complaint a "stunt" but refused to get into specifics, while Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's camp says it's abiding by the new campaign finance rules.

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