ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is working to build a consensus with the Legislature for a measure to raise revenue for transportation needs this session.

Takirra Winfield said Tuesday the discussion continues on the details.

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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told reporters on Tuesday that O’Malley favors raising the sales tax to fund transportation improvements.

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The Senate president has pitched several ideas to help Maryland raise badly needed transportation revenue. They include allowing county governments to raise Maryland’s gas tax by up to 5 cents for local transportation needs and selling or leasing the Intercounty Connector.

Last year, O’Malley, a Democrat, pushed for a measure to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on a gallon of gasoline, but the proposal stalled.

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