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Md speed limits could reach 70 mph
Md speed limits could reach 70 mph

Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the maximum speed on interstate highways to 70 mph, but don't start pressing the gas pedal just yet. Legislation likely headed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk would give state highway officials authority to bump up the speed limit beyond the current top speed of 65 mph. But it would not require them to do so. Identical bills have passed the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates by veto-proof margins. They require a small procedural step before heading to the governor, who has not publicly taken a position on the issue. Hogan spokeswoman Shareese Churchill said the administration would review the bill. If signed into law, it would...