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MD Gas Tax Jumps 7 Cents Over Weekend

July 4th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Just before the July 4th holiday weekend- Maryland's gas tax jumped  seven cents a gallon higher  due to a 2013 law that ties the state’s gas tax to inflation. The state's gas tax increased from 36 cents to 43 cents by the legislative mandate. House Republicans in Annapolis called on the Maryland General Assembly to come back into a special session to halt the gas tax collections for the rest of the year. House and Senate leadership have refused to call a special session, noting action is needed on the federal not state level to lower gas prices. Senate President Bill Ferguson maintains that gas tax holidays, such as was approved by the state for 30 days back in mid March, are temporary solutions and do nothing to address the core problems…