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County execs Leggett and Baker push for gas tax

With the clock ticking for reaching a deal on transportation funding, lawmakers in Annapolis heard testimony Wednesday on Senate President Mike Miller's proposal to add a 3 percent sales tax on gas and to allow local counties to raise the gas tax to 5 percent.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 12:57pm EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, transportation, Maryland, Senate President Mike Miller, Isiah "Ike" Leggett, Rushern Baker

Report: Gas tax hike would hurt Md. workers

Americans for Prosperity says raising Maryland's gas tax would kill about 1,000 jobs and hurt low- and middle-class workers the most.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:25pm EST

Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, transportation funding, Americans for Prosperity

McDonnell willing to compromise on gas tax

Monday - 02/11/2013, 04:46pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell,

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Senate panel advances governor's transportation bill

The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: transportation funding, Virginia General Assembly, Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel

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Hybrid car owners protest McDonnell's proposed fee

Hybrid and electric car owners circled the capital Thursday to protest a $100 yearly fee that would be placed on their vehicles if Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan passes.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 05:53pm EST

Tags: electric car, alternative fuel, Bob McDonnell, transportation funding, Richmond, Va., Hank Silverberg

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Finding a way to way for an improved transportation system

Recent findings from a report published by the National Capital Region's Transportation Planning Board show that D.C. metro area residents and commuters have varied opinions when it comes to traffic and taxes.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 08:59am EST

Tags: kate ryan, traffic, sprawl & crawl

Miller pitches allowing counties to levy gas tax

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.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, transportation funding, Maryland General Assembly

Fairfax County experiences slow financial growth

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.

Sunday - 01/13/2013, 07:55am EST

Tags: Fairfax County, Sharon Bulova, County Board of Supervisors, Kathy Stewart

McDonnell makes big, final push for lasting legacy

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.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 08:08pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Virginia General Assembly, transportation, education, teacher pay raise

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