Marylanders’ the gas tax is coming back. On Friday Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley(D) at a forum is suggesting to call the General Assembly into special session in the Fall to add $0.12 tax . The assembly failed raise the tax in the Spring.The tax increase will be used road repairs (although the earlier funds were used for balancing previous budgets. From ‘WJZ-TV 13 Eyewitness News” in Baltimore has the story:
Pain at the pump. If you think gas prices are high now, there is a plan that could push them even higher.
WJZ-TV Political Reporter Pat Warren tells us a hike in the gas tax could be just down the road.
A failed effort to increase the state tax on gasoline during the regular General Assembly session doesn’t mean the idea has gone away. The prospect of another bill may be proposed in a special session.
That’s right. Governor Martin O’Malley held a roundtable discussion on the transportation trust fund on Friday. And wouldn’t you know it, the gas tax came up.
Timing is bad considering gas prices is nearing $4.00 a gallon. Whats worse Maryland surrounded by 5 states and Washington, D.C. Residents who live near borders will cross state lines to get cheap gas. Watch out Delaware, Pennsylvania,Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and D.C. may come for cheap gas in 2012.