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March 05, 2012 J

Protesters Rally In Catonsville Against Governor’s Proposed Gas Tax Hike

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)– Gas tax controversy. The battle against the governor’s proposal to raise it is heating up.

Weijia Jiang has the latest on how taxpayers are fighting back.

Each stroke is fueled by anger over the governor’s proposal to raise the gas tax.

“The guy has no understanding of what’s going on,” one protester said of Governor Martin O’Malley.

Saturday morning, dozens of protesters lined Route 40 in Catonsville and waved signs at drivers who shared their frustration.

“People just started pulling up in the parking lot asking if they could sign the petition, asking if we had more signs, showing up with homemade signs,” Steve Bailey of the national political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity said.

Hundreds signed a petition against the bill, which would apply the state’s six percent sales tax to gasoline at a two percent a year rate.

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