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Pat Quinn
Don't let Maryland turn into Illinois [Letter]
Don't let Maryland turn into Illinois [Letter]

On the same day that The Baltimore Sun publishes "As recovery continues, Maryland households fall behind" (Oct. 11), the newspaper also prints an article about the trucker shortage ("Trucker shortage looms large as Baltimore port eyes growth"). What does one have to do with the other? The trucker shortage is due, in part, to the inability of truckers to make money at the market rate. This is thanks to the doubling of tolls from 2009 to 2013. For a trucker to make a decent living, the toll bill amounts to $25,000 or more. Instead of raising tolls and raiding the transportation fund, the O'Malley-Brown administration could have cut back on profligate spending. This...