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Americans for Prosperity Maryland Condemns O'Malley's 80% Gas Tax Hike

March 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013
CONTACT: Nick Loffer at Nick@AFPMaryland.com or (410) 603-1836

Americans for Prosperity Maryland Condemns O’Malley’s 80% Gas Tax Hike
Senate Passes 5th Highest Gas Tax Rate in Nation, Pain for Middle Class

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor O’Malley’s proposal to increase the Maryland gas tax by over 80% was approved by the Maryland Senate.  Maryland’s gas tax rate will become the 5th highest in the Nation and will tie the gas tax to inflation using the Consumer Price Index.  This provision will unfairly cause the gas tax to automatically go up without a vote by the Legislature.

“Approving an unaffordable 80% gas tax hike, that will also increase the cost of food, clothing, and services, punishes middle class families,” said Americans for Prosperity Maryland’s Grassroots Director Nick Loffer. “Sending revenue, jobs, and Maryland citizens out of state with the 5th highest gas tax rate in the nation will lead to more pain in this difficult economy. This bill doesn’t make sense for Maryland.”

For further comments or to interview Nick Loffer, contact him at (410) 603-1836 or 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.  For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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