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Author Archives: Nicholas Sohr

O’Malley supports applying sales tax to gasoline

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined a proposal on Monday to apply Maryland’s sales tax to gasoline, calling it the “best option” to boost spending on roads, bridges, rail lines and other transportation projects. The 6 percent sales tax would be phased ...

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Senate moves to exempt Maryland family farms from estate tax

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders is backing legislation that would exempt family farms from Maryland’s estate tax. “When someone who owns a farm passes, so often the farm is lost to congestion, to sprawl,” said Senate President Thomas V. ...

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Maryland’s I-95 travel plazas to be replaced in public-private partnership

ANNAPOLIS — A Miami-based company will spend $56 million to redesign and rebuild the state’s aging travel plazas on Interstate 95 under a deal approved Monday by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Under the public-private partnership, or “P3,” the state will ...

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O’Malley takes new tack on wind

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s second try at legislation to foster development of an offshore wind energy farm includes what he has billed as stronger protections for power customers and more palatable requirements for utility companies. The governor called the ...

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Barve: Votes for transit funding not there

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is short of the votes needed to raise more revenue for transportation projects, according to a top Democrat in the chamber. “It just doesn’t look to me right now like any kind of revenue ...

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