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  • GOP delegates denounce gas tax increase

    Hours before the House was scheduled to debate a proposed increase in gas taxes supported by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Republicans lawmakers excoriated the plan Wednesday as a $2 billion drain on taxpayers' wallets over the next six years. House Republicans...
  • General Assembly approves gas tax hike

    General Assembly approves gas tax hike
    The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects. The...
  • Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures

    Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures
    For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back. The construction sector, which has been in the tank for the better part of five years, is on the verge of receiving a sizable infusion of money from recent decisions in Annapolis....
  • Marylanders must help pay the cost of reducing traffic congestion [Letter]

    Mr. Seyko's recent letter (March 21) attacking Governor O'Malley's transportation finance plan for using gasoline taxes to reduce traffic congestion is understandable. Nobody likes taxes and gasoline taxes are particularly irritating since we see the...
  • Harford to improve busy Moores Mill Road; motorists can expect detours

    Harford to improve busy Moores Mill Road; motorists can expect detours
    The utility trucks which have been seen along Moores Mill Road along Bel Air's eastern border in recent weeks should soon be departing, only to be replaced by construction equipment as Harford County gets set for a year-long widening and improvement...
  • Gas tax is not the answer to Maryland's traffic problems [Letter]

    In last week's issue of the Laurel Leader it was reported that State Sen. Jim Rosapepe would support Gov. Martin O'Malley's comprehensive transportation proposal, which includes a substantial increase in the gas tax. Big surprise there, folks. Jim...
  • House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate

    House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline for the first time since 1992, heeding Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an infusion of money to pay for roads, mass transit and other transportation priorities. House passage, by an unofficial...
  • We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it

    We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it
    Opponents of the effort to raise Maryland’s gas tax have thrown around a lot of ridiculous claims in recent weeks, from the argument that the money isn’t really needed (if anything, the projected $600 million-a-year return is not enough to...
  • Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes

    Divided business community misses a chance on gas taxes
    When it comes to higher gas taxes, most Maryland businesses agree on one thing: They want a guarantee that the money designated for highway revenues will go to roads and bridges. But when the rubber met the road in the Maryland House of Delegates, some...
  • Don't force drivers to subsidize transit

    Don't force drivers to subsidize transit
    Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...
  • Route 24 changed the face of Harford County 25 years ago

    Route 24 changed the face of Harford County 25 years ago
    Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of a new highway that dramatically changed the face of central Harford County. Two and a half years after construction began, on Nov. 23, 1987, Harford elected officials and business leaders celebrated...
  • Big I-95 project planned in Harford faces long delay

    Big I-95 project planned in Harford faces long delay
    Although workers building express toll lanes have become a common sight on I-95 in eastern Baltimore County, Harford County residents should not expect to see the same thing on their side of the Little Gunpowder Falls for many years, state highways...