O'Malley Makes Case for Major Gas Tax Increase
As state and local officials praised a 15-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase in College Park Tuesday night, Gov. Martin O'Malley made the case to the Maryland Municipal League. They said it's needed to fund the Purple Line.
While state and local officials praised a proposed 15-cent-per-gallon gas tax to help fund the Purple Line light rail, Gov. Martin O'Malley told a gathering of Maryland mayors and councilmembers that a major gas tax increase is necessary to close the budget deficit, create jobs and fund road and transit projects.
The higher revenues will not only be needed for the Purple Line, but for the Red Line light rail through Baltimore as well.
“Neither of these projects is free,” O’Malley said.
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