Sen. Ben Cardin says he is working to ensure funding for bike lanes and paths is included in a federal transportation bill.
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.
Panels of lawmakers in the Maryland House and Senate are expected to hear testimony on several bills designed to alter how the state levies fees to support transportation infrastructure and operation.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline includes money for local road repairs, rules to make it harder to shift transportation dollars to other purposes and a mechanism to delay implementing the tax if gas prices spike.
The Maryland House Appropriations Committee will consider arguments for shuttering access to money used to pay for transportation projects.
While Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to protect transportation dollars from being used to fill state budget gaps remains unclear, lawmakers are moving forward with attempts to block access to the state’s languishing Transportation Trust Fund.
The prospect of a gas tax hike this year stirs Marylanders to action. Demonstrations on both sides have already started.
Controversial remarks by the governor on a radio show have some business owners on edge, worried they could see the sales tax go up once again.
Money woes. Taxpayers may want to get a grip on their wallets as the governor tackles the state’s budget deficit.
Proposed taxes and fees aimed at raising more than $800 million in new transportation revenue annually in Maryland headed toward the Legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, as a state commission formally approved a plan to increase the state’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.
Students are left scared and screaming. Parents in Howard County say a school bus driver is to blame and it’s all caught on tape.
The chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee says it will be very difficult to address a $1 billion budget deficit and raise substantial revenue for rising transportation needs, unless Gov. Martin O’Malley includes revenue increases in his budget proposal in January.