Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99

Opinion

News Opinion

Gas tax: A stark choice

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley is going to push for a higher gasoline tax or sales tax ("VA. Takes the lead," Jan. 10).

Meanwhile, Virginia's Gov. Robert McDonnell is pushing for abolition of his state's gasoline tax.

So, where would you like to live if you had a choice?

F. Cordell, Lutherville

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
  • Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
    Related Content
    • Shouldn't Md. already have been inspecting aging bridges?
      Shouldn't Md. already have been inspecting aging bridges?

      The top transportation official in the state has ordered an immediate inspection of 27 aging bridges. This announcement comes after a slab of concrete from an I-495 overpass struck a car in Prince George's County ("Md. to inspect aging bridges," Feb. 13).

    • A pothole jars home the true cost of tax cuts
      A pothole jars home the true cost of tax cuts

      I just spent $650 for new wheel and a new tire because of damage from a pothole on an urban street. I was not speeding. I needed AAA service at 10 o'clock at night. And it could have been worse.

    • Tell Congress to fix our crumbling transportation infrastructure
      Tell Congress to fix our crumbling transportation infrastructure

      For nearly six years America has not had a long-term transportation bill. While Congress has bickered and passed short-term patchwork bills, our nation's roads, bridges and public transit systems have deteriorated. Moreover, projects to modernize and expand our transportation infrastructure have...

    • Gas tax is wasted
      Gas tax is wasted

      In your editorial, "Congress on the clock" (April 13), you talk about the federal Highway Trust Fund going bankrupt unless Congress acts to raise taxes. Motorists deserve better highways and bridge repair, but the truth is not all of the tax money motorists pay goes to build or repair roads or...

    • The transportation lockbox [Editorial]
      The transportation lockbox [Editorial]

      Our view: Vote 'yes' on Question 1 and lock down state transportation funding — but don't expect Annapolis to throw away the key

    • Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]
      Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]

      A proposed state constitutional amendment creating a firewall for the Transportation Trust Fund will be on the ballot this fall, and while the legislation is flawed, it deserves voter support. The legislation (Senate Bill 829 of 2013) received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

    Comments
    Loading

    59°