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Press Conference Rally Against the Toll Hike Today

June 15, 2011 J

For Immediate Release – Monday June 13, 2011
Contact: Nick Loffer, 443-994-9395

In response to the Maryland Transportation Authority’s proposal to massively increase Maryland’s tolls Americans for Prosperity Maryland is hosting a press conference and rally in opposition to the proposals.

“With Maryland running billion dollar plus yearly deficits and borrowing more money, now is not the time to take more money out of a struggling economy” said Deputy State Director Nick Loffer. “It is bad policy to see unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats pass a major tax hike that will discourage commerce and raise the cost of goods and services for all Marylanders.”

The Eastern Shore, especially Queen Anne’s County, will suffer a negative impact from these toll increases as the Bay Bridge is a major link to the Eastern Shore.

“Raising the cost of travel is never a good idea. Local economies and the tourist industry need every penny in this struggling economy, not a new barrier to keep Maryland’s economy from growing.”

What: Press Conference and Rally Against the Toll Hikes

When: Wednesday, June 15

Where: Kent Island High School 900 Love Point Road, Stevensville, Md.

Time: 4:45pm

With: State Senator EJ Pipkin and State Delegates Michael Smigiel, Steve Hershey, Mike McDermott, Jeannie Haddaway and Addie Eckhardt.

Local commuters and business owners.

Note – All Eastern Shore State Representatives have been invited.

Contact Deputy State Director Nick Loffer at 443-994-9395 or at nick@afpmaryland.com

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.6 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 31 state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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