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Work Continues on MD Gas Tax Break

March 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Work continues on legislation that would give Marylanders a 30-day break on the state gas tax. Governor Larry Hogan said he's optimistic the bill will come to his desk this week. Maryland's current gas average of $4.25 a gallon is actually below the national average. Concerns raised during bill hearings in a House and Senate committee include extending the 30-day period and making sure station owners are reimbursed. Some House committee members want to extend the 30-day tax break to cover at least two holiday periods. A House committee did not extend the holiday, but members did vote to amend the bill to give gas station owners a rebate on the tax paid on fuel already purchased. A Senate committee heard similar concerns, but the committee did not amend the legislation. Governor Hogan says he would support extending the currently proposed 30-day break