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County governments in Maryland could raise up to 5 cents per gallon on gas sales for local transportation projects, under the latest proposal made Thursday by the state Senate president on how to raise badly needed money for transportation.
It's a fiscal sign of the times. One of the D.C. area's largest, wealthiest counties is feeling the financial squeeze again this year.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is using his annual address to the state to make one big, last push for a lasting legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to embrace his education and transportation reforms.
Delegate Tim Hugo wades into the debate over how to pay for transportation maintenance and construction in Virginia as revenues dwindle.
Next month, Maryland lawmakers will return to Annapolis to begin the 2013 General Assembly. One issue that could come up is transportation funding.
During a year-end review with reporters this week, Governor Martin O'Malley expressed frustration with state legislators' unwillingness to boost the gas tax, which hasn't been increased since 1992.
A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.
State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) proposed a plan that would increase Virginia's gas tax from 17.5 cents a gallon to 31.5 cents a gallon. The 14-cent increase would eliminate the need to add more toll roads.
No driver likes paying a toll, but more may be coming in part of the D.C. region
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is still pushing for the state's 6 percent sales tax to be transferred to the gas tax, even after the General Assembly voted against it.