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Franchot Asks for Special Session to Pass Emergency Gas Tax Legislation

May 25th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot Tuesday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones urging them to convene a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to pass emergency legislation granting the Comptroller the authority to waive the 18% increase to the state gas tax, scheduled to be implemented on July 1. The Comptroller also called on the legislature to pass another state gas tax holiday through September 30, 2022, similar to the 30-day gas tax holiday adopted in March. At the request of the Governor, the Comptroller’s Office reviewed all available regulatory and legal powers to prevent the largest-ever increase — from 36.1 cents per gallon to 42.7 cents per gallon — from automatically occurring on July 1. Franchot told WCBC News that Hogan has to take the lead on this issue..