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Transportation proposal headed for late-session veto fight

Transportation proposal headed for late-session veto fight

A protracted debate in the Maryland Senate Wednesday offered a glimpse into a fight that will escalate in Annapolis over the next week — one that's far more about political power and hurt feelings than it is about policy.

For more than 90 minutes, Republicans tried to poke holes in a bill that would require the state to come up with a way to rank and score costly transportation projects. Democrats employed a seldom-used maneuver to put and end to the day's debate and curtail future discussion on Thursday.

The policy question — whether the proposal would create more transparency or would subsume local decision-making — has become overshadowed by the partisan...

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