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Author Archives: Nicholas Sohr

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 ...

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Lt. Gov. Brown leading state’s effort to make public-private partnerships common

ANNAPOLIS — As lawmakers prepare to consider tax hikes to pay for transportation projects, Maryland’s lieutenant governor is directing an effort to pump private dollars directly into state roads, bridges and rail lines and the port and airport. The administration’s ...

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Maryland health care exchange could see 360k customers in year two

Some 180,000 people could buy health insurance through a state-run exchange in 2014 and that figure could double the following year, Maryland health officials told a Senate committee Thursday. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is backing legislation to firm up more ...

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O’Malley highlights transportation projects

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting ...

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