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Do we really need higher tolls and gas taxes?

While the state takes in $77 million a year from speed cameras ("Welcome to Md.," Dec. 13), not to mention red light cameras, do we really need massive toll increases and huge gas tax increases?

This state already taxes and spends way too much of our money. There seems to be no conscious effort at spending control, especially if there are a few votes to be influenced in yet another gerrymandered, lopsided election.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller should add a few more idiots to the tax and budget committee.

Dan Griffin, Perry Hall

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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