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Marylanders Voice Concerns About Proposed Gas Tax

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. – With gas prices jumping up and down, the last thing some Marylanders want is a gas tax that promises higher prices with a questionable return.

"I think a gas tax would put a burden on a number of individuals," said Jeff Sheets of Cambridge. "I don't think the timing is right to implement something like that."

The money earned for a proposed gas tax would go toward states roads, bridges, transit and infrastructure. However, some say a gas tax would put drivers out of work.

"I feel as though they shouldn't make it any higher than what it is because people who drive for a living won't be able to afford it," said Susan Glidden.  

Glidden is constantly driving for her job and will not be able to travel as far as a tax hike.

"I drive, I deliver at night time and almost 100 miles a night," said Glidden.

But others are looking long term and recognize that state roads and bridges need to be maintained in order for people to get around.

"I'll pay more at the pump," said Beverly Elliott of Cambridge. "I think the majority of the people on the Eastern Shore would like to know that the money is earmarked for our area and I know that roads and infrastructures are bad all over the state"

 

A proposal to help infrastructure statewide but whether those funds reach the Eastern Shore will remain to be seen.

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