Lt. Governor Reinforces Administration’s Commitment to Restore Highway User Revenues

Lt. Governor Rutherford expressed the Administration’s continued commitment to restore local Highway User Revenues (HUR) while addressing members of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) during the organization’s annual fall conference.

As reported by The Easton Star Democrat,

During the 2015 legislative session, the Hogan administration introduced a bill that would have restored a portion of Highway User Revenues to local governments. But the General Assembly didn’t pass the legislation.

“The governor and I are committed to restoring the (Transportation Trust Fund) to its historic level, but we need your help in encouraging the legislators to take action,” Rutherford said.

In Talbot County, that encouragement has already started happening.

Last week, the county council met with local state legislators who represent the Mid-Shore — Sen. Addie Eckardt and delegates Johnny Mautz and Chris Adams — and presented their legislative priority list, including a legislative initiative of the Maryland Association of Counties to restore Highway User Revenues to counties.

The restoration of these funds is a legislative priority for MACo and MML for the upcoming General Assembly session.