O’Malley Could Support New Revenues For Roads

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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.

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