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Franchot is calling on lawmakers to freeze the gas tax for a year

June 14th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

 Comptroller Peter Franchot has called on state lawmakers to hold a special session and pass legislation to freeze the automatic gas tax increase for one year. WBAL reports that Franchot said the state is in a position to absorb the cost. He also wants a 90-day gas-tax holiday.

The gas prices in Maryland are now at or above $5 a gallon, sitting at $5.02. That's slightly above the national average and more than 15 cents one week ago.

That's an increase from more than $2 per gallon more than one year ago.