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Beitzel Comments on Gutted Transportation Funds

November 13th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The restoration of state highway user funds in Maryland is gaining momentum, with voters last week overwhelmingly approving a lockbox bill that places tight restrictions on any attempts by the governor to transfer transportation funds to the general fund. In addition, the Maryland Association of Counties has identified the issue as one of its top legislative priorities for the upcoming General Assembly session. The funds, targeted for use by county and municipal governments for road and bridge repair and maintenance- have been gutted in recent years, with those monies moved to help pay for mass transit projects. Local governments statewide have lobbied in recent years to see the funds restored. Delegate Wendell Beitzel however suggests that while county representatives have done a great job in pushing for change, the same cannot be said for towns and cities across the state…


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