A backlog of proposed road projects and repairs to aging highways, bridges and transit systems has leaders in Maryland and Virginia eyeing the perennially unpopular proposal of raising their states' gas taxes to generate revenue in what has become a national challenge for states to find funds for transportation fixes.
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A Maryland commission recommended Tuesday that the state raise its gas tax by more than 60 percent over the next three years, but members acknowledged that taxpayers facing a dire economy could find the increase hard to swallow.
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A Maryland commission will likely recommend that the General Assembly gradually increase the state's gas tax to help pay for transportation projects and road maintenance, its chairman said Tuesday.
A Maryland commission will take its first step Wednesday toward developing a plan to legalize medical marijuana in the state.