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General Assembly Restores Highway User Revenue

May 3rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

One of the bills passed by the 2022 Maryland General Assembly restores state highway user revenue. That money comes from a portion of the gasoline tax, and is distributed to counties, cities and towns to pay for road maintenance.  Highway user revenue was severely cut by the state to help balance its budget during the 2008 and 2009 recession- and since that time-  without this money for road repair and maintenance, counties and towns were forced to make some tough decisions. For Allegany County the allocation this year will jump to $1.1 million- and while that does represent an increase- it remains well below the peak years which topped $4.8 million. Governor Larry Hogan said road repairs and upgrades- statewide- has been a priority…