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Press Release: Gov. O'Malley, Senate President Miller Out of Touch with Marylanders on Gas Tax Hike

January 25, 2013

CONTACT:  Nick Loffer– (410) 603-1836 or Nick@AFPMaryland.com
Gov. O’Malley, Senate President Miller Out of Touch with Marylanders on Gas Tax Hike
New Gonzales poll shows 73% of Marylanders opposed to gas tax hike.
Gonzales Research, a Maryland polling firm, released a new poll showing that 73% of Marylanders oppose a gas tax hike. This is the third year in a row that Gonzales has found overwhelming statewide opposition to a gas tax hike. This year, gas tax hikes have been proposed separately by Governor O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller.
“After a three year campaign to garner public support for a gas tax hike, the new Gonzales poll shows Gov. O’Malley and liberals in Annapolis have failed,” said Americans for Prosperity Maryland’s Grassroots Director Nick Loffer. “It’s time for Annapolis to finally listen to the public, abandon a gas tax hike, and restore the Transportation Trust Fund.”
Americans for Prosperity Maryland has fought and defeated gas tax hike proposals in the previous two legislative sessions. According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the gas tax is inherently regressive and disproportionately hurts working families and small businesses. Recently Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, advised the Senate Budget Committee not to raise the gas tax.
For further comments or to interview Nick Loffer, contact him at (410) 603-1836 or at Nick@AFPMaryland.org .
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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