Franchot: Gas tax hike is ‘punch to the gut’

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s tax collector slammed Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to raise taxes on gasoline Tuesday, saying it would deal a “crushing blow” to families and businesses limping through the “flickering economic recovery.” “I’ve gone all over the state. I can’t find anybody who supports this,” Comptroller Peter Franchot said at a briefing he hosted on ...

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