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O'Malley Might Propose Transportation Funding Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate president says Gov. Martin O'Malley will be meeting House Speaker Michael E. Busch and working with the Senate, House and his administration to try to develop a consensus on a transportation revenue measure this legislative session.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told reporters on Tuesday that O'Malley favors raising the sales tax to fund transportation improvements.

The Senate president has pitched several ideas to help Maryland raise badly needed transportation revenue. They include allowing county governments to raise Maryland's gas tax by up to 5 cents for local transportation needs and selling or leasing the Intercounty Connector.

Last year, O'Malley, a Democrat, pushed for a measure to phase in a 6 percent sales tax on a gallon of gasoline, but the proposal stalled.


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