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Push to suspend Maryland’s gas tax accelerates in Annapolis

March 11th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Less than a day after Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot first called for a “gas tax holiday,” the plan to suspend the state’s nearly 37-cent gas tax hit the Senate floor.  During Friday morning’s session in the State House, Senate President Bill Ferguson called on the Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee, Sen. Guy Guzzone.

“We all obviously have been shocked and surprised by the rapid increase of gas prices at the pump,” Guzzone said, as he explained the purpose of the legislation. “This bill will suspend taxes on gas for 30 days.”

The bill was filed late in the legislative session, so rules were suspended, enabling it to move straight to committee.