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Highway User Funds partially restored

June 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

One of the bills passed by the 2022 Maryland General Assembly partially 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.  For cities like Cumberland and counties like Allegany- the revenues are vitally important enhancements for local projects.  Highway user revenue was severely cut by the state to help balance its budget during the 2008 and 2009 recession. This legislation will enable the municipalities, counties and Baltimore City to receive a total of 20% of highway user revenue instead of the current 10%. Allegany County Commissioners President Jake Shade says that although it is still well short of previous allocations- the boost is appreciated…