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Tag Archives: Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding

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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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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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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150 rally at State House for higher gas tax

ANNAPOLIS — More than 150 people braved the cold Thursday afternoon to gather in front of the State House and urge lawmakers to raise their taxes. The coalition of business leaders, transportation advocates, union officials and construction workers called for ...

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Miller likes O’Malley’s approach to Maryland transportation funding

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Tuesday he thinks Gov. Martin O’Malley’s yet-to-be-revealed transportation proposal would raise enough money to spend on roads, bridges and other transportation projects. Miller wouldn’t disclose what the governor will propose, but has ...

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Even with tax hikes, transit funds lacking

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to raise nearly $900 million a year more to spend on Maryland’s transportation needs would fall billions short of goals to pay for three major transit lines and support local projects and other initiatives, state budget ...

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O’Malley pitches road needs to city leaders

CAMBRIDGE — Gov. Martin O’Malley made his case to local officials Tuesday night for raising more money to spend on roads, bridges, trains and other transportation projects “I would really like to stand here tonight and tell you that somehow ...

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Groups ready their legislative tax strategies

ANNAPOLIS — Although the next legislative session is still a couple months off, it’s becoming apparent that new taxes will be one of the central issues before the General Assembly. This week, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding ...

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Week in review: 10/28/11

Limit threatens ongoing protest Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the city intends to enforce Occupy Baltimore’s permit application, which set a limit beginning that day of two persons staying overnight at McKeldin Square, the site of the protest since ...

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