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Brodie Cites Loss of $4 Million Annually in Highway User Funds

April 28th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Although the Maryland Association of Counties has been lobbying the state for the almost a decade to restore Highway User Funds for local governments- thus far there has been little movement in that area. Highway user revenues are derived from things like gas tax and the revenues are then used to fix road conditions such as pot holes on the street or other roadway projects.  Historically local municipalities would get 30 percent of those revenues, but in 2010 under the O'Malley administration that percent was slashed over a five year period by roughly $2.1 billion. Although Governor Larry Hogan has fought for those funds to be fully restored, it’s been a slow process. Allegany County Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr. notes that the county has lost out on approximately $4 million annually in recent years…

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