Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three Times A Charm: Road K(B)ill Brought Back to Life

In a remarkable reversal, the House Assembly passed the same transportation funding bill they had voted down just 24 hours earlier. Representative Micozzie's version of the bill passed last night 104-95 providing an additional $2.3 billion annually for transportation.

You can read all about the drama at Philly.comMorning Call , CBS3, AP and AP and Politics PA.

The bill goes to the Senate today, another House vote tomorrow and, barring any further setbacks, could be signed by the Governor by the end of the week.

We thank our area legislators who voted Yes on this bill. It was a tough vote and we are grateful to those who chose to support a comprehensive transportation funding bill for Pennsylvania's future. This bill provides $490 million that SEPTA desperately needs, recognizes biking and walking as a mode of transportation and creates a multi-modal fund with dedicated funding for biking and walking.

Given how many run-ups there were to potential votes over the last six months, we probably sent out more calls to action on this issue than any other in our history. Thanks to all of you who responded to the many action alerts in your inbox! Bicyclists were among the most vocal supporters of this bill. That helped get the bill passed -- and earned the gratitude of the people who will now be deciding how best to spend our new transportation dollars. Thank you!

To look up who your House Rep is, click here.

Full roll call of the 11/19 vote is here.

Democrats County 11/19 vote Republicans County 11/19 Vote
Bishop, Louise Williams Philadelphia No vote Adolph, William Delaware Yes
Boyle, Brendan Montgomery Yes Barrar, Stephen Delaware No
Boyle, Kevin Philadelphia Yes Clymer, Paul Bucks Yes
Bradford, Matthew Montgomery No Corbin, Becky Chester Yes
Briggs, Tim Montgomery Yes DiGirolamo, Gene Bucks No
Brown, Vanessa Philadelphia Yes Farry, Frank Bucks Yes
Brownlee, Michelle Philadelphia Yes Godshall, Robert Montgomery Yes
Clay, James W. Philadelphia Yes Hackett, Joseph Delaware Yes
Cohen, Mark Philadelphia Yes Harper, Kate Montgomery Yes
Cruz, Angel Philadelphia Yes Hennessey, Tim Chester Yes
Daley, Mary Jo Montgomery No Kampf, Warren Chester No
Davidson, Margo Delaware Yes Killion, Thomas Delaware Yes
Davis, Tina Bucks No Lawrence, John Chester No
Dean, Madeline Montgomery No Miccarelli, Nick Delaware Yes
DeLissio, Pam Philadelphia Yes Micozzie, Nicholas Delaware Yes
Donnatucci, Maria Delaware Yes Milne, Duane Chester Yes
Evans, Dwight Philadelphia Yes Murt, Thomas Montgomery Yes
Galloway, John Bucks Yes O'Neill, Bernie Bucks Yes
Harris, Jordan Philadelphia Yes Petri, Scott Bucks No vote
Keller, William Philadelphia Yes Quinn, Marguerite Bucks Yes
Kinsey, Stephen Philadelphia Yes Ross, Chris Chester Yes
Kirkland, Thaddeus Delaware Yes Stephens, Todd Montgomery Yes
McCarter, Steve Phila/Montco No Toepel, Marcy Montgomery Yes
McGeehan, Michael P. Philadelphia Yes Truitt, Dan Chester No
Miranda, J.P. Philadelphia Yes Vereb, Michael Montgomery Yes
Neilson, Ed Philadelphia Yes Watson, Katharine Bucks Yes
O'Brien, Michael Philadelphia Yes
Painter, Mark Montgomery No
Parker, Cherelle Philadelphia Yes
Roebuck, James Philadelphia Yes
Sabatina, Jr., John Philadelphia No
Santarsiero, Steve Bucks No
Sims, Brian Philadelphia Yes
Thomas, Curtis Philadelphia Yes
Vitali, Greg Delaware Yes
Waters, Ronald Delaware Yes
Youngblood, Rosita Philadelphia Yes


Andrew J. Besold said...

From the headline I thought this bill would legalize the collecting and eating of road kill for you Pennsyltuckians! ;)

Congrats on gett this bill passed!