Maryland House Votes to Raise Gas Tax

Measure now goes to the state Senate

Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:48 PM EDT
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It's a move that could generate billions for transportation projects, but it could also mean an increase on the price at the pump for Maryland drivers.

Tracee Wilkins

It's a move that could generate billions for transportation projects, but it could also mean an increase on the price at the pump for Maryland drivers.

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Maryland Votes on Gas Tax

Maryland legislators have to decide whether to raise the state gas tax.
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Maryland's House of Delegates voted Friday to raise gas taxes, a measure that would add about 12 cents per gallon to gas prices by 2015.

The bill now goes to the state Senate.

The gas-tax bill would generate hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for Maryland transportation projects by implementing a new sales tax on gas. The higher taxes would be phased in over several years.

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