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Highway User Fund Restoration To Be A Focal Point Of Maryland Municipal League Convention

May 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Municipal leaders from cities and towns throughout the state of Maryland will gather at the Ocean City Convention Center between June 26 and June 29 for the 2016 Maryland Municipal League Convention, an annual event that attracts more than 1,000 attendees, including mayors and other elected officials, municipal government leaders, statewide leaders, and business representatives.  Without question one of the focal points will be the failure of the General Assembly to restore highway user funds- once again leaving local governments with very limited resources for critical road and bridge projects. Highway user revenues are revenues from fuel taxes and parts of the vehicle titling tax and registration fees used by local jurisdictions to help fund the cost of repairing and maintaining roads- but since 2003, those funds have been reallocated to mass transit projects.  Cumberland City Councilwoman Nicole Alt Meyers said although the governor’s budget would have restored the funds, it was killed in the house of delegates- and it’s another major hit for local governments…


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