A 2007 state law that requires the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay the state’s Department of Transportation $450 million annually — and has driven the commission deep into debt — would expire in 10 years under a proposal by Gov. Tom Corbett.

Corbett, in his budget message to the legislature last week, called for the sunset provision as part of his transportation initiative. The 10 years would give the state time to work out alternative funding.

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