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What Brown isn't saying about taxes [Letter]

When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he will not raise taxes as governor, he does not say he will not increase fees during this time — which he already has by virtue of his actions as a member of the O'Malley administration ("Brown, Hogan accuse each other of not telling the truth," Oct. 8).

The fee for riding the bus, light rail and Metro will rise in 2015 as the result of HB1515, which raised the sales tax on gas.

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The O'Malley/Brown administration wasn't going to raise the price of riding public transportation before the election because it affected their voting base. That might cost Brown the election, but it was OK for Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mr. Brown to raise the gas tax on those who drive cars and ignore the added cost to public transportation.

Actually, the cost of riding public transportation should have been raised years ago, but the Democratic legislature didn't have the guts to do it for fear of losing votes.

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When is The Sun going to call Brown out for his consistent failure to come clean on what he and Mr. O'Malley have done to all the voters in the state by their dozens of new taxes and fees since being elected?

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown

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