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Bill Would Send Nearly All States Transportation Revenue To Montgomery Co.

March 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would have the effect of sending nearly all of the state’s transportation revenue to Montgomery County.  96% of the money would go to the wealthy jurisdiction, with about 4% going to Baltimore City.  The other 22 counties in the state would be left out in the cold should the bill be approved. House Bill 1013 would require the implementation of a new “scoring system” for all transportation projects in order to be funded. This scoring system is weighted overwhelmingly towards mass transit projects. If approved it would virtually eliminate the ability for projects in Western Maryland to be funded in the future.  WCBC News talked with House of Delegate 1C Representative Mike McKay who says there appears to be enough votes on the democrat side to pass the legislation, but he is holding out hope that it fails…


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