Sun Editorial: Gas Tax Better Than Other Revenue Alternatives

A Baltimore Sun opinion piece reacts to recent comments by legislators in opposition to increasing the gas tax and argues that the gas tax is the best approach when considering other revenue alternatives. What's maddening about lawmakers and their kneejerk reaction to the 10-cent tax is that the alternatives for reviving the depleted trust fund are even less appealing. Raise fees? Already been done. Car registration and titling? Ditto. The corporate tax has already been…

Sponsor of 2011 Gas Tax Increase Bill Says He No Longer Supports The Measure

Senator Robert Garagiola, the sponsor of  an unsuccessful bill in the 2011 session of the General Assembly, to increase the state's gas tax and use it for much needed infrastructure improvements, says "he would not support the same measure today." In today's Gazette, Garagiola states, With gas prices significantly higher than last year and a rate increase slated to take effect Oct. 1 for Maryland toll roads, the climate might not be right to try…

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