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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

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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