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County Leaders Working to Restore Millions in Transportation Funds

February 21st, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine was among dozens of  county government leaders testifying before a state senate committee in Annapolis this week pushing for the Maryland General Assembly to restore hundreds of millions of dollars a year in funding for local transportation projects. State lawmakers, including State Senator George Edwards, say that's going to be a tough sell. The legislature began siphoning money collected from the gas tax and motor vehicle fees to balance the state budget in the aftermath of the recession. Lawmakers declined to reverse the change as part of last session's debate on Maryland's long-term transportation plan. Valentine said the cuts have been devastating for local governments.


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