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Opposition against increasing the gas tax has not wavered. Every region in Maryland overwhelmingly rejects a 10 cent increase to the gas tax by a 3 to 1 margin which would kill jobs and increase food and clothing prices.
Maryland is also demanding accountability from their elected officials as 97% of Marylanders oppose indexing the gas tax which would bypass your voice in Annapolis.
In other words Maryland voters want their elected officials to take a vote every time to any increase to the gas tax. Indexing the gas tax means that a single piece of enabling legislation could increase the gas tax automatically without a vote in future years regardless who is in office.
Sustained grassroots pressure from everyday taxpaying Democrats and Republicans have been walking back the from the original proposals: a 15 cent increase to the gas tax and a 6% sales tax on gas.