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Maryland Lawmakers Expected To Attempt To Raise Gas Tax

October 12th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers are expected to take another crack at raising the state’s gasoline tax. Lawmakers are looking for ways to raise another $800 million a year for roads and highway projects. Drivers now taxed 23.5 cents a gallon could see that raised between five and 10 cents a gallon. Tacking the 6 percent state sales tax to the wholesale price is another option. The General Assembly could take the subject up as early as this month when they meet in special session. State Senator George Edwards…

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