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Montgomery County Council President Wants County Gas Tax

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    Montgomery County lawmaker wants to raise the gas tax.

    A Montgomery County lawmaker says the county should have the ability to impose its own gas tax.

    The county tax would help fund transportation projects, including the Purple Line, County Council President Roger Berliner said.

    Berliner proposed the idea after the governor's attempt to raise the state gas tax failed. He said state lawmakers most likely will not raise the state's gas tax anytime soon in the face of rising gas prices.

    He said one of the advantages of a county tax is that the county gets to keep all of the revenue.