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Complaint Filed on Hogan’s Decision to Move Funds Away From Light Rail

December 23rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The NAACP and ACLU of Maryland have filed a complaint with the U.S. Transportation Department over Governor Larry Hogan's decision not to move forward with a light rail project in Baltimore. Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said this week the lack of rapid transit in the city is a civil rights issue, because it restricts low- and middle-income black residents in the city from access to jobs. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Hogan, says the complaint has "absolutely zero credibility or legal standing." Mayer noted the Republican governor's plan to revamp the city's transit system. Mayer also noted the governor's support for increasing state aid to local governments for roads. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine, appearing on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” says its not a race issue- its an issue of the governor being fair to all parts of the state, including rural Maryland…


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