In a major milestone for Metro funding, each house of Virginia’s General Assembly approved on Tuesday more than $100 million per year for the system. Legislators also banned handheld cellphone use behind the wheel.
As gas prices fall, so do regional gas-tax revenues. Northern Virginia lawmakers are planning another push to put in a floor, similar to the state gas tax. Some are painting the move as fixing an oversight; others say it’s a straight tax hike.
New laws go into effect in Maryland on July 1. Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. Powdered alcohol will be banned. And, the state’s gas tax will rise.
Government leaders want the General Assembly to raise gas taxes, in order to increase transit funding for Northern Virginia.
WASHINGTON — Just about every time you look up, the marquee at the gas station changes, reflecting a dramatic fall in the price of fuel. The average price for a gallon of unleaded is about…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s gas tax is scheduled to rise as part of a series of increases approved last year by lawmakers. A gas tax hike of less than half a penny per gallon…
A mistake by the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue resulted in gas wholesalers charging gas stations 23 percent more than they should have, with the extra cost likely passed along to consumers.
The price Virginia motorists pay at the pump come January may depend on Congress, and an embattled governor\’s ability to influence a local congressman.
The Virginia transportation package approved by the General Assembly could still mean an increased gas tax – but it would happen without a vote.
An increase in gas prices comes as a result of the General Assembly\’s passage of a gas tax
boost and part of the money it raises will fund $650 million dollars in road, rail
and pedestrian projects.
Maryland and Virginia haven\’t made changes to their fuel taxes in decades. The changes coming will affect what you pay at the pump.
The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to
raise taxes on gasoline in the state for the
first time in more than two decades.
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
tax on gas and to allow local counties to raise
the gas tax to 5 percent.
Americans for Prosperity says raising Maryland\’s gas tax would kill about 1,000 jobs and hurt low- and middle-class workers the most.
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.
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