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Maryland next to see gas tax jump?

GasBuddy Blog -- Motorists in Maryland may be paying more for gasoline, and this time its not the oil industry that can be blamed, but Uncle Sam.

According to the Washington Times, the Maryland House approved a proposal that would increase the tax on gasoline sold in the state 4 cents per gallon starting in July, and by another 8 cents in July 2015, and if that wasn't enough, yet another 8 cents by July 2016. The new tax is expected to bring in over $800 million per year to transportation budgets.

The new tax would essentially double the current gasoline tax, adding 13 to 20 cents per gallon to the cost of retail gasoline. Nearby neighbor Virginia has given the green light to a different form of increasing revenue, opting to drop the 1...


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snapper06
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 4:17:42 PM

STILL THINK THEY NEED MORE TRANSPARENCY IN SPENDING CURRENT GAS TAX REVENUES BEFORE DEMANDING MORE.
LocalSpyGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 4:15:32 PM

Don't blame Uncle Sam. Blame the State of Maryland lawmakers.
gravityhurts
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Recall and fire all of your public servants.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 7:24:49 AM

Just say no
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 7:37:13 PM

Tax, tax, tax and away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:37:49 PM

?????????????????
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 3:17:15 PM

Maryland next to see gas tax jump? Either raise the fuel tax at the pump or drop the fuel tax and raise the sales tax on everything else. Raise the fuel tax by sales tax and charge everyone more!
Just make sure the fuel taxes go for the repair or replacement of roads and bridges and Nothing else! How many othere states will be doing the very same thing?
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Marson
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:25:29 PM

OK O N.
prcoqui
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:07:09 PM

It's not Uncle Sam, it's uncle O'Malley. So they keep wating the money in pork.
wang91554
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:03:12 PM

done that
seahawks
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:02:26 PM

then everything is going up!!!
biggyhy
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:57:48 PM

Going to see higher gas prices and this will only make it whose
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:56:10 PM

I guess Maryland is only looking out for their transportation department.
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:56:06 PM

Lot of States will be raising gas taxes. Building and maintaining safe roads and bridges cost a lot of money. That is a big jump in a short period of time however.
twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:54:13 PM

Enough already. Between speculators and politicians no one will be able to afford to get to work.
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If our Legislature tried it, we would pull some stuff out to the pipelines and tar and feather the bums.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:48:07 PM

Rip the people more?
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:45:01 PM

good 4 them ??
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:37:39 PM

Read yesterday
wshutton
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:37:27 PM

How does Uncle Sam get the blame when the increase was enacted by the State of Maryland? Poorly written inaccurate first paragraph.
nemoFL
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:37:09 PM

already seen
Panama Red
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:36:42 PM

old article
pecos
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:33:00 PM

All the states are trying to screw the consumer.
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:30:56 PM

Of course they want an Oppressive and Regressive Tax on the People. Its all about Control and How much of your Money and Life "THEY" and Control.
Mr Tex
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:30:01 PM

How do you blame Uncle Sam if Maryland legislators pass a bill? Hold the local guy responsible - don't blame it on Washington.
speedys
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:26:02 PM

Drivers will be buying their fuel in neighboring states when ever possible.
Bullseye520
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:25:42 PM

Same as previous story!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:24:56 PM

Old news.
BackwoodsPundit
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:21:25 PM

more business for Virginia, and another reason to avoid Maryland.
fordfan1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:21:22 PM

More pain at the pump and this time you can thank your state government!!!!
Paw5X
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:18:25 PM

same as the first article.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:16:41 PM

Read this already
hwmillerster
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:59 PM

A penny here, a penny there, it all adds up.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:33 PM

Old news!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:16 PM

Blue states so eager to tax people in oblivion.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:10:42 PM

So much for an Economy Rebound! Expect everything you use to skyrocket even more then it is right now!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:10:07 PM

HOpe not but probably
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:02:55 PM

Old news.
danreino
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blahblahblahblahblah......blah
q2
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:00:20 PM

hopefully they only use the money for roads
ebowMA
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:00:06 PM

I bet most states will be considering this soon, since the relative value of tax money collect is way down.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:58:37 PM

Probably. Need money to feed the pigs!
civicdutie
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:58:05 PM

I'm sure they will wind up wasting the money that is made from this ridiculous increase.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:57:27 PM

TomBear: right

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:56:15 PM

They voted them into office.
TomBear
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:56:06 PM

More money for government to waste
garyr86
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:55:19 PM

Is their pork in the budget. Everyone remember this when you vote people into office. They are spending your money and not theirs
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Some emails and letters may be called for... take a little time and voice your disagreement.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:54:44 PM

The joy of inflation adding up from retailers, refiners and government taxes.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:53:42 PM

Well not really Uncle Sam since that would be the Federal Government... this gas tax hike is being proposed by the MARYLAND House. Maryland is a state and the Maryland House is part of a STATE Government. Point the finger in the right direction.
kuma2000
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:53:39 PM

Won't be going there in the future.
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