COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he could support a new revenue package to help revive Maryland’s depleted transportation trust fund.

O’Malley said Friday he has not yet reviewed recommendations made by a state commission this week to raise $800 million for transportation needs. But the governor says there is a pressing need for more money.

O’Malley also says Maryland isn’t investing what the state needs to keep pace with transportation needs, and he says that’s having an effect on the state’s quality of life.

Sen. Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, is proposing the state raise between $400 million and $600 million more each year for transportation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Mike Hildebrand says:

    Why should there be new ways of getting revenue. The State just takes the money and uses it to balance the buget whenever there is a shortfall. Didn’t they rob the transportation fund a few weeks ago to the tune of 80 million dollars? Maybe if they would accually invest the money into the roads like they are supose to, they infrastructure wouldn’t be in the shape that it is in and there would be people working instead of on unemployment, like myself. The State of Maryland and the idiots that have and still run this state must think the public is stupid, but then we did re-elect them didn’t we!?!?!?

  2. ray says:

    After he stole the money from the fund. Now he wants to raise taxes & fees to put it back.
    Guess he will steal this money as well and want to raise taxes more.

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