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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to raise gas tax to fund roads; Update: Maryland House Republicans offer budget with no spending increases

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From CBS 13 Baltimore:

Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to testify in support of the gas tax increase Wednesday in Annapolis but rising prices here could derail any chance of it passing.

Punishing prices at the pump. It’s $4.05 a gallon at a White Marsh Exxon.

“It really hurts. $4.05 and that’s just for regular. I have to use mid-grade,” said driver Tim Smith.

It’s killing us, man. We’re trying to make it here working every day and you can’t do it,” said driver Mike Milligan.

The average cost for a gallon of gas in Maryland is 23 cents higher than it was just one month ago. Even with the record high gas prices, the Governor continues his push to raise the gas tax. Governor O’Malley says the state needs the funding to build better roads and bridges.

Reactions on Twitter:

O'Malley seeks support for #Maryland gas tax hike http://t.co/ugoG1duY #taxes

— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 14, 2012

Testify against the gas tax tomorrow! Governor O'Malley personally will be lobbying for another tax on the middle… http://t.co/ZrAkeLz8

— AFP Maryland (@AFPMD) March 13, 2012

Gotta stop this! AAA Urges Opposition to Governor O’Malley’s Proposed Gas Tax Increase http://t.co/KC1AMahH via @AddThis

— Deb (@DD111209) March 13, 2012

Update:

RT @PMEWhite: Maryland – House Republicans offer budget with no spending increases http://t.co/FK804qVG #MDpolitics #tcot #tlot

— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) March 14, 2012

O'Malley hasn't given up on the Gas Tax, neither should we. Keep those fists pumping peeps. http://t.co/jeObJeeO

— Purple Elephant Pol (@ElephantConsult) March 13, 2012

Miller throws cold water on gas tax hike, suggests special session: Martin O'Malley's plan to increase gasoline … http://t.co/4rJgZdrs

— The Magic Pen (@MagicPenUSA) March 13, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/14/governor-martin-omalley-wants-to-raise-gas-tax-to-fund-roads/



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