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Christopher Summers: We need to put the brakes on the O’Malley gas tax

There’s a coordinated push by Gov. Martin O’Malley to raise Maryland’s gasoline tax by applying the state’s sales tax of 6 percent to fuel purchases. That means that, at current gas prices, the state tax would rise from 23.5 cents ...

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O’Malley touts success, calls for action in State of the State address

Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered his annual State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday and touted Maryland's successes in education and job creation. He also spoke about the need to improve transportation, same-sex marriage and a flush tax.

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Frederick Co. at odds with state over highway signs

FREDERICK — Frederick County is taking issue with a ban on state highway road signs telling motorists that the county is “open for business.” The Frederick News-Post reported Tuesday that the State Highway Administration denied the county’s request to include ...

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Transportation tops GBC’s Legislative Forum

To tax? To build? To reprioritize? Regardless the answer, all of the state leaders who gathered Monday morning for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s legislative forum wanted to talk transportation. The debate sparked after Paul Kelly, chairman of the Maryland Motor ...

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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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Donald C. Fry: Myths, reality and transportation revenue

As lawmakers in Annapolis debate a proposed gas tax increase and other measures to boost long-stagnant revenue to pay for Maryland’s transportation infrastructure, they will be buffeted with information about transportation funding, some of it lacking in detail or credibility. ...

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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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Business leaders don’t see $800M for transportation

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland business leaders predicted Thursday that the General Assembly will not raise the $800 million for transportation projects that a commission called for last fall. Prominent business representatives have been among the most ardent and outspoken supporters of ...

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O’Malley floats 1-cent sales tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a 1-cent sales tax increase on Wednesday as another potential remedy to the state’s persistent and widespread money problems. The idea appeared to catch lawmakers off guard as they gathered in the State House ...

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