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Mr. O'Malley also said he is considering a proposal by a state-appointed commission to raise the state’s gas tax from 23.5 to 38.5 cents a gallon, to help generate $800 million for transit projects and improvements. In addition, the governor issued an executive order Monday requiring state agencies to review their regulation policies, in hopes they might be able to eliminate redundancies and streamline processes to help businesses.