A House panel voted 15-4 on Monday for a gas tax measure to raise hundreds of millions of dollars per year, but with some changes to the plan initially submitted by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
When it comes to the family budget, the cost of gasoline is as volatile as the fuel itself. In Annapolis, legislators have now taken up a bill to increase the gas tax for the first time in 20 years.
Governor Martin O’Malley is pushing a controversial proposal for a new tax on gas that could go as high as 16 cents a gallon in the next three years. But what does it really mean for you?
Prices at the pump may be going up. Governor Martin O’Malley has unveiled his new transportation plan, which includes an increase in the gas tax.
Maryland House Republicans say the state needs better management of transportation revenue, not more taxes.
The wheels are in motion for a gas tax hike. Several proposals are popping up in Annapolis. Some of them are new.
County governments in Maryland could raise up to 5 cents per gallon on gas sales for local transportation projects, under the latest proposal made Thursday by the state Senate president on how to raise badly needed money for transportation.
Fixing highways and bridges to improve traffic is a top goal of Maryland lawmakers, but where will that money come from? Some lawmakers want you to pay more at the pump.
While Maryland legislative leaders say they are painfully aware of the need for additional transportation money, they didn’t sound very confident on Friday during a preview of the upcoming session that there will be enough support in the Legislature to produce a revenue package of the magnitude that is needed.
County officials in Maryland are calling on the state to raise more money for road and transit projects, with a hike in the state’s gas tax among the sources they say should be considered.
A proposed state sales tax increase is back in play. Gov. Martin O’Malley floated the idea in January, and now it’s back as an alternative to adding the sales tax to the price of gasoline.
Increasing the state’s gas tax is a hugely unpopular idea but Governor Martin O’Malley says it needs to be done. To that end, he took his message to lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.