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Eye Opener: Leaders call for new transportation funding

Here’s a few government and politics headlines for Thursday morning:

– The Washington Post and others report that business leaders and elected officials are calling for increased transportation funding, either through a gas tax or other, more creative plans.

– The Baltimore Sun reports that the NAACP’s president will meet with Gov. Martin O’Malley today to discuss a potential repeal of the death penalty in Maryland.

– reports some legislators are proposing a change in pension funding.

– The Herald-Mail reports time is running short for Washington County to request money from the state for a potential downtown Hagerstown stadium.