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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 sales 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.
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The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.
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.
Recent findings from a report published by the National Capital Region's Transportation Planning Board show that D.C. metro area residents and commuters have varied opinions when it comes to traffic and taxes.
County governments in Maryland could raise up to 5 cents per gallon on gas sales for local transportation projects, under the latest proposal made Thursday by the state Senate president on how to raise badly needed money for transportation.
It's a fiscal sign of the times. One of the D.C. area's largest, wealthiest counties is feeling the financial squeeze again this year.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is using his annual address to the state to make one big, last push for a lasting legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to embrace his education and transportation reforms.
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