Senate Budget and Taxation Committee to Discuss Transportation Revenue Options

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will meet on September 14 at 1:00 pm to discuss transportation revenue options.  As reported by the Washington Examiner:

Legislative analysts plan to provide the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee with a menu of proposals on Wednesday that would generate transportation revenue. The proposals include increasing the state’s 23.5-cent-per-gallon gas tax, imposing a 6-percent tax on the sale of gasoline, and raising registration, licensing and titling fees. The budget panel also will examine a regional sales tax that would be applied to counties that are directly affected by mass transit such as Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, according to Warren Deschenaux, director of Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services.

These revenue options are very similar to those presented to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding at its meeting on September 8.  A summary of these items can be found in a previous post.

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