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Maryland residents “already go there for their cigarettes and guns,” said Mr. Miller, Prince George’s Democrat.

But he supports an increase.

“We depend on revenue from the gas tax,” Mr. Miller said.

Maryland's gas tax goes toward paying for the maintenance of roads and infrastructure, as well as the building of new roads.

Mr. Miller outlined his multifaceted approach to fixing the problem of transportation funding this week, saying he would consider leasing or selling the Intercounty Connector, making taxes on Metrorail regional and raising the state’s wholesale gas tax.

“It would be 3 cents and raise approximately $300 million,” Mr. Miller said.