Gov. William Donald Schaefer on Friday asked the General Assembly to approve a 5 percent tax on gasoline to be added to the existing state tax of 18 1/2 cents per gallon. In addition, he asked the legislature to approve a state takeover of the cost of operating Baltimore's jail and zoo in his annual State of the State address. Schaefer said the city cannot afford to pay for the jail and zoo. He wants the gas tax to pay for new transportation projects.
How do you feel about the proposals: Do you support a higher gasoline tax, or not? Do you support the state paying for the city's jail, or not? Do your support the state paying for the zoo, or not?
Share your opinion with The Evening Sun by calling the Baltimore Sun's telephone information service, SUNDIAL.
The call is free and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer. Call with your opinion between 10 a.m. and midnight. The results will be published in this section tomorrow.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.