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Gas Tax Could See Increases Beginning This Summer

March 19th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

With just three weeks to go in the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session, one of the major issues that still needs to pass at least one chamber of the Maryland General Assembly by next week's crossover deadline is the transportation funding bill that the governor introduced earlier this month. The House Ways and Means Committee took testimony on the bill Friday, and on Friday night, a Ways and Means Subcommittee met with a legislative analyst and asked for a list of possible alternatives to the plan. The governor's bill was introduced two weeks ago.  The net impact for motorists will be a 2-cent-a-gallon increase in the price of gasoline in July, another 7-cent-a gallon increase in July of next year, and possibly another 7-cent-a-gallon increase in July, 2015. The 2015 increase will be dependent on whether or not the state gets federal permission to collect a sales tax on online purchases. If the state cannot collect that tax, the second 7-cent-a-gallon increase would take effect in July, 2015. State Senator George Edwards says he believes such a hike at the pumps could prove devastating for border counties such as Allegany and Garrett…

5 Responses to “Gas Tax Could See Increases Beginning This Summer”

  1. March 19, 2013 at 8:19 am, j.j. said:

    please buy your gas out of state


  2. March 19, 2013 at 9:37 am, Karen said:

    What is the state trying to do to us in Allegany and Garrett counties? We are lucky if we have enough money left over to pay for gas to go to work. Or food for our kids.


    • March 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm, Angry Voter said:

      > The lawmakers want a massive starvation and crime to rise as a result of a lack of food.


  3. March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm, Angry Voter said:

    The Democratic Party leadership in the General Assembly neeeds to be fired. I see Anthony O’Donnell becoming Speaker of the House very soon. I also see E.J. Pipkin soon running the Senate.


  4. March 21, 2013 at 3:09 am, Joe said:

    O`Malley and Miller don`t care they need money for Metro Lines and Baltimore County Schools as they have in the passed (ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) Metro should be payed for by Metro Users not us, like I said
    O`Malley and Miller Don`t care.

    O`Malley thinks he is going to be President of USA in 2016 !!!


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