$800 Million More Urged for Maryland Transportation

A state commission on transportation funding is recommending Maryland raise $800 million more annually for infrastructure.

The 28-member panel agreed on a series of recommendations on Monday in Annapolis.

The panel said about $600 million should be raised in new revenue. The panel says that could be leveraged to provide another $200 million in annual bond sales.

The panel also is recommending a constitutional amendment to prevent funding transfers away from transportation needs to fill other budget holes. If a constitutional amendment isn't approved, the panel says the law should make it difficult for the governor and lawmakers to tap transportation money unless they agree on a plan to repay the money.

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