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Who would feel the proposed Maryland gas tax hike?

While a 15-cent bump in the state’s gas tax may seem steep —  the increase would amount to nearly 64 percent — members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding were divided on how much of the burden ...

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State commission OKs transporation funding proposal

ANNAPOLIS — A state panel called for a 15-cent increase to Maryland’s gasoline tax Tuesday among a raft of proposed tax and fee hikes that would be used to pay for the state’s long, and growing, list of highway, transit ...

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O’Malley ‘considering’ 15 cent gas tax increase

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is weighing a 15-cent gas tax hike as part of a package of proposals to spur spending on infrastructure, streamline regulations and cut into Maryland’s persistently high unemployment rate. The governor announced the initiatives Monday ...

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Maryland’s gas tax could rise 15 cents

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s gas tax would rise 15 cents per gallon under a plan being considered by a state commission tasked with boosting the state’s transportation revenue. The proposal also would call for increases to vehicle registration fees, the titling ...

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More on the Maryland transportation funding puzzle

Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, the chairman of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee, had a frank assessment Wednesday of the General Assembly’s record on the gasoline tax. “We just didn’t do our job,” he said. The excise tax on gasoline has ...

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Miller not optimistic about Md. gas tax hike

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Friday he doesn’t think lawmakers can round up the votes to raise the state’s gas tax during a special session this fall. Miller, the most powerful advocate of raising the fuel levy ...

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Environmentalists fear Md. transit spending won’t be green

Debate over pumping $800 million more into annual transportation spending has sparked concern among environmental groups that worry such an infusion, if unchecked, is a road to more sprawl, pollution runoff and greenhouse gases. Gov. Martin O’Malley has put the ...

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Editorial: Get serious about transportation funding

At last, we’re hearing serious talk from our governor about an issue that can no longer be ignored. But that talk must lead to action. We’re talking about the sorry state of Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund and the obvious and ...

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Md. transportation funding under scrutiny

Lawmakers are preparing to tackle the growing gap between the state’s transportation needs and its ability to pay for them this fall during a special session of the General Assembly that will be called to redraw congressional districts. “Certainly you’re ...

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