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County Continues To Ask State For Highway User Fund Restoration

November 25th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

From a high of close to $5 million dollars just a few years ago- the Allegany County Commissioners have witnessed the annual state highway user revenue allocation decimated and reduced to just a few hundred thousand dollars in the past few years. In 2009 under Governor Martin O'Malley, highway user revenue was taken from counties and municipalities- shifting those dollars to the general fund to shore up tough budgets.  Efforts by Governor Larry Hogan to restore much of the funding has been derailed by the democrat controlled house and senate in Annapolis.  Locally, highway user funds have been used for road, bridge and general transportation projects.  In the past two months the commissioners have met with the local legislative delegation and with representatives of Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration- with Commissioners President Jake Shade once again asking for those funds to be restored…


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