MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016. The increase would be phased in, with the first bump of about 4 cents a gallon coming in July. The legislation, which transportation officials say would yield $4.4 billion for new projects over the next six years, passed the House of Delegates a week earlier and now goes to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who introduced the bill, for his signature.

 

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