We had 2 errors in today's email concerning the gasoline tax in Maryland. We would like to correct these errors.
Just a 10 CPG increase would drop Maryland to having the 39th highest state gasoline tax rate in the country!
It should have read, "having the "11th highest" gasoline tax rate in the country."
Maryland would over take New York for the 49th highest gasoline tax rate in the nation!
It should have read, "having the 2nd highest gasoline tax rate in the nation."
The original data for the gasoline tax rates for each State was originally ranked from the best(lowest rate) to the worst(highest rate)
We apologize for any confusion.
The Maryland Transporation Authority has made changes to the original proposal to increase Maryland's tolls.
Though the proposal still increases toll rates, however, some are significantly lower than the original proposed tax increase. There also concesions that were made to those who use the Hatem Bridge with the AVI sticker.
Posted below are summaries of the new proposals. The final vote will on these proposals will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 but no public input will be allowed at the meeting.
If it was not for your efforts the original proposal containing much higher taxes would have been rubber stamped! It is a small victory, but a victory none the less. No matter what be proud of your efforts and the way you fought this damaging tax proposal.
$700 million dollars have been stolen out of the Transportation Trust Fund by Governor O'Malley to "fix" his yearly billion dollar plus budget gaps as reported by the Washington Post.
The money is due for transportation projects and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is considering, coincidentally right before the 2011 Special Session, taxes to replace the stolen funds.
One of the proposals being floated is placing a massive 6% sales tax on purchases of gasoline.
A 6% sales tax on gas equals at least 21 cents extra per gallon of gas on your purchase (based on $3.56 average cost of gas in MD on 9/13/2011, .06 x $3.56 = .21 cents).