Debra Erdley says Ed Rendell is giving Tom Corbett some bi-partisan cover on transportation funding. I am glad to see that Democrats have so far resisted the temptation to seize on the great politics of the anti-gas tax position, preferring to actually get the transportation funding:
Former Gov. Ed Rendell, a Philadelphia Democrat, told the Tribune-Review that Pennsylvania needs to address its deteriorating transportation infrastructure and he thinks Corbett, a Shaler Republican, has come up with a good plan.
“I think Gov. Corbett’s doing the right thing,” Rendell said. “Raising the cap on the oil franchise is a tax increase that is going to be passed along to drivers at the pump, but we haven’t had a gas tax increase since 1998, and it’s the right thing to do.”