Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Montgomery County Council President Seeks Gas Tax Hike

Dissatisfied by the state legislature's unwillingness to increase gas taxes state wide this past year, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berlinger is seeking authority to allow county lawmakers to unilaterally impose higher gas taxes in the county.
"I've been a strong proponent of an increase in the statewide gas tax, but if Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore or other communities don't share that desire and we can't get that to pass, then I see no reason why Montgomery County shouldn't be able to go forward and have a gas tax of comparable nature," Berlinger was quoted by the Washington Examiner
Unlike a statewide tax, a county tax would allow Montgomery to keep all of the revenue, Berliner said.
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