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O’Malley Responds to Call for Road Project Money Restoration

February 27th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

In the past five years, Allegany County has seen state funds for local road projects drop from more than four million dollars, down to just $400,000. Its not a problem unique to Allegany County as county and municipal governments across the state have felt similar cuts. The legislature began siphoning money collected from the gas tax and motor vehicle fees to balance the state budget in the aftermath of the recession several years ago. Lawmakers declined to reverse the change as part of last session's debate on Maryland's long-term transportation plan- and now they are starting to hear from all parts of the state about the need to restore those funds. Governor Martin O’Malley said he would like to see at least part of the funding restored- but there are some real obstacles to accomplishing that.


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