Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    4:12 AM

GasBuddy News Article

64
votes
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...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Mar 28, 2013 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Maryland next to see gas tax jump? Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
snapper06
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:3,226
Points:383,380
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 4:17:42 PM

STILL THINK THEY NEED MORE TRANSPARENCY IN SPENDING CURRENT GAS TAX REVENUES BEFORE DEMANDING MORE.
Profile Pic
LocalSpyGuy
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:10,639
Points:2,272,380
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 4:15:32 PM

Don't blame Uncle Sam. Blame the State of Maryland lawmakers.
Profile Pic
gravityhurts
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,627
Points:1,551,685
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 11:35:13 AM

Recall and fire all of your public servants.
Profile Pic
rbutterw
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:3,585
Points:930,645
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 7:24:49 AM

Just say no
Profile Pic
Cheepo
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:12,703
Points:3,804,845
Joined:Apr 2003
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 7:37:13 PM

Tax, tax, tax and away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Profile Pic
BKool
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,665
Points:2,017,620
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:37:49 PM

?????????????????
Profile Pic
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:44,930
Points:3,036,110
Joined:Aug 2006
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!
Profile Pic
Marson
Champion Author Scranton

Posts:11,741
Points:2,752,925
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:25:29 PM

OK O N.
Profile Pic
prcoqui
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:5,636
Points:2,121,515
Joined:Dec 2006
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.
Profile Pic
wang91554
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:5,927
Points:1,862,125
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:03:12 PM

done that
Profile Pic
seahawks
Champion Author Washington

Posts:5,340
Points:2,505,495
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 2:02:26 PM

then everything is going up!!!
Profile Pic
biggyhy
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:3,165
Points:1,063,130
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:57:48 PM

Going to see higher gas prices and this will only make it whose
Profile Pic
Taurus1
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:5,411
Points:2,254,685
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:56:10 PM

I guess Maryland is only looking out for their transportation department.
Profile Pic
hibsaw
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:10,956
Points:2,371,115
Joined:Feb 2008
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.
Profile Pic
twinfanMN
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:2,995
Points:833,475
Joined:Jun 2011
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.
Profile Pic
olebufnav
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:7,072
Points:1,670,355
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:48:10 PM

If our Legislature tried it, we would pull some stuff out to the pipelines and tar and feather the bums.
Profile Pic
lpatti1
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:11,260
Points:2,516,630
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:48:07 PM

Rip the people more?
Profile Pic
satrn38mpg
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:7,837
Points:1,719,345
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:45:01 PM

good 4 them ??
Profile Pic
LoadToad
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:1,364
Points:1,298,045
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:37:39 PM

Read yesterday
Profile Pic
wshutton
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:4,530
Points:1,601,285
Joined:Mar 2009
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.
Profile Pic
nemoFL
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,824
Points:2,081,335
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:37:09 PM

already seen
Profile Pic
Panama Red
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:12,978
Points:2,927,530
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:36:42 PM

old article
Profile Pic
pecos
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:9,656
Points:2,628,735
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:33:00 PM

All the states are trying to screw the consumer.
Profile Pic
rodzilla123
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:5,648
Points:1,306,065
Joined:Jul 2008
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.
Profile Pic
Mr Tex
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,190
Points:2,646,370
Joined:Jan 2004
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.
Profile Pic
speedys
Champion Author Utah

Posts:9,886
Points:3,247,005
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:26:02 PM

Drivers will be buying their fuel in neighboring states when ever possible.
Profile Pic
Bullseye520
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:5,007
Points:1,339,680
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:25:42 PM

Same as previous story!
Profile Pic
smokinjoe54
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:5,855
Points:1,349,870
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:24:56 PM

Old news.
Profile Pic
BackwoodsPundit
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:5,286
Points:1,096,820
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:21:25 PM

more business for Virginia, and another reason to avoid Maryland.
Profile Pic
fordfan1
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:11,958
Points:2,580,010
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:21:22 PM

More pain at the pump and this time you can thank your state government!!!!
Profile Pic
Paw5X
Champion Author Gary

Posts:11,150
Points:2,489,000
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:18:25 PM

same as the first article.
Profile Pic
TuanCanCook
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:246,362
Points:1,339,365
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:16:41 PM

Read this already
Profile Pic
hwmillerster
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:9,665
Points:2,148,920
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:59 PM

A penny here, a penny there, it all adds up.
Profile Pic
hallows
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:7,590
Points:3,494,245
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:33 PM

Old news!
Profile Pic
arcaneradio
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:3,010
Points:591,095
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:14:16 PM

Blue states so eager to tax people in oblivion.
Profile Pic
idigau22
Champion Author Washington

Posts:27,227
Points:3,829,770
Joined:Apr 2003
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!
Profile Pic
Tamas2evil
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:7,732
Points:1,504,825
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:10:07 PM

HOpe not but probably
Profile Pic
alkarn
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:3,887
Points:908,680
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:02:55 PM

Old news.
Profile Pic
danreino
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:9,828
Points:1,838,480
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:01:16 PM

blahblahblahblahblah......blah
Profile Pic
q2
Champion Author Alberta

Posts:4,912
Points:1,061,945
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:00:20 PM

hopefully they only use the money for roads
Profile Pic
ebowMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:1,004
Points:998,545
Joined:Apr 2008
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.
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,592
Points:1,227,320
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:58:37 PM

Probably. Need money to feed the pigs!
Profile Pic
civicdutie
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:5,743
Points:1,475,175
Joined:Nov 2008
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.
Profile Pic
CocoPaz
Champion Author Santa Barbara

Posts:7,095
Points:1,012,605
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:57:27 PM

TomBear: right

To fellow Christian GasBuddies: have a Blessed Good Friday.
To all Jewish GasBuddies: have a Sweet and Happy Passover.
Profile Pic
Bleeder
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:8,093
Points:2,198,350
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:56:15 PM

They voted them into office.
Profile Pic
TomBear
All-Star Author Ontario

Posts:863
Points:374,095
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:56:06 PM

More money for government to waste
Profile Pic
garyr86
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:3,184
Points:1,080,435
Joined:Dec 2010
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
Profile Pic
ggg452
Champion Author Manitoba

Posts:4,474
Points:1,020,370
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:55:18 PM

Some emails and letters may be called for... take a little time and voice your disagreement.
Profile Pic
knot2swift
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:6,037
Points:1,054,265
Joined:Nov 2009
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:54:44 PM

The joy of inflation adding up from retailers, refiners and government taxes.
Profile Pic
Discovery02
Champion Author Colorado Springs

Posts:7,925
Points:969,270
Joined:May 2012
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.
Profile Pic
kuma2000
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,257
Points:1,357,650
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:53:39 PM

Won't be going there in the future.
Post a reply Back to Topics