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Democrats Wary Of Consequences Of Toll Reductions

June 11th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Although Maryland’s Transportation Secretary told a legislative panel this week that toll reductions won’t harm transportation maintenance or current plans for projects- lawmakers questioned how the state revenue loss wouldn’t have a negative impact on infrastructure. Secretary Pete Rahn, in Republican Governor Larry Hogan’s administration, told a panel of state senators that the toll reductions are affordable because of a combination of higher-than-expected revenues and efficiencies in operations within the Maryland Transportation Authority. Democrats on the two Senate panels, however, were wary of potential consequences of the reductions. One of the major critics of the governor’s plan has been Senate President Mike Miller, calling it popular but ill advised…





 

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