Who voted for these people????? Once again, if the democrats had not raided the Transportation Trust Fund of $68 MILLION last year to help balance the state operating budget....
This on the heels of the 2% increase in the Social Security Payroll Tax, the 9% rate hike in our water/sewage bills, and preceding the BGE utility rate hikes planned by OWE'Malley's hand-picked PSC. It just goes on and on. With over 60% of the state's revenue <read: income tax> allocated to fund "education" <read: teacher pensions> there's little left to fix roads and broken water lines is there? Wait, I thought the casinos were bringing in $42 MILLION+ per month? Where's all that money going? Read it and weep:"In addition to a 3 percent statewide sales tax on gas, which would be paid by wholesalers and felt indirectly by motorists, Miller's plan would give local elected officials authority to increase the price at the pump by up to 5 cents per gallon. The money raised in the counties and Baltimore could be used for local road projects.
Miller also suggested leasing a roadway such as the Intercounty Connector to an "international giant" that would pay upfront for the right to collect tolls – an approach that has been tried in Chicago and in Indiana. He suggested the state could use the lease money to pay for the proposed Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties and the proposed Red Line in Baltimore."