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Local Officials Marshaling Forces To Support Repeal Of Transportation Project Funding Scoring System

January 23rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

With the Maryland General Assembly session now up and running- Allegany and Garrett counties Republican legislators are marshaling forces to support Governor Larry Hogan's effort to repeal a transportation project funding scoring system that was approved over Hogan's loud objections last winter.  Hogan, a Republican, spoke up against the transportation scoring system before the current session got started, listing its repeal as a major objective. The legislation creating the scoring system was approved by the Democratic-controlled General Assembly last year. The governor vetoed it, but the lawmakers easily overrode his veto. Hogan has claimed the scoring system, which takes into account multiple factors about each project, including the size of the population that would benefit from it, puts his administration in a position of funding the projects in areas with the largest populations- leaving smaller, more rural areas such as Allegany County out of the picture. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine…


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