| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:30 PM
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.
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
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.
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:58 PM
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....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:30 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2013
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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:03 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:09 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:53 AM
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...