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Tag Archives: Transportation

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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Miller, Busch consider different approaches for transportation

Maryland’s top legislative leaders agree the state needs to spend more on transportation projects but they’re not willing to go along with the proposed 15-cent gasoline tax hike over three years. “I think that’s too much,” said Senate President Thomas ...

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Newsmakers: General Assembly leaders Miller and Busch

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch sat down with State House reporter Nick Sohr to talk about the big issues facing the General Assembly this session. Topics discussed are the state budget, transportation, same-sex marriage and a wind energy bill.

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$1.1B deficit, gas tax, gambling to dominate General Assembly

With many long-simmering issues likely to come to a boil this year, lawmakers face a legislative session that will be dominated by Maryland’s lingering fiscal woes and an agenda full of unfinished business from years past. The budget deficit stands ...

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Feds shut down Chinatown bus firm over safety concerns

PHILADELPHIA— Concerns over vehicle and driver safety led federal regulators to shut down a bus company that took passengers from Baltimore and several other cities to New York City’s Chinatown. U.S. transportation officials have ordered Double Happyness Travel Inc. to ...

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