Answer to Friday bonus quiz

A recent Maryland governor proposed slapping a $50 surcharge on traffic fines and using the extra money to pay transportation projects? Which one was it?

a.) William Donald Schaefer

b.) Parris N. Glendening

c.) Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

d.) Martin O’Malley

Answer: c.) Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. proposed raising $40 million for the transportation trust fund in 2004 by adding a $50 surcharge to traffic ticket convictions for some moving violations. He proposed raising another $11 million with a $200 surcharge foor those found guilty of drunken driving. The ideas died in a General Assembly committee.

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