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Hogan Vetoes Transportation Scoring System Bill

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Route 404 is being dualized, a project that some legislators said could have been in jeopardy under the bill. (Photo: WBOC) Route 404 is being dualized, a project that some legislators said could have been in jeopardy under the bill. (Photo: WBOC)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a measure creating a scoring system to prioritize Maryland transportation projects.
    
In his veto letter, the Republican governor wrote Friday that the bill represents the start of a fundamental shift in how transportation decisions are made. Democrats who control the legislature will likely try to override the veto during the legislative session, which ends April 11. Both houses would need a three-fifths vote.
    
The bill would create a new process to rank transportation projects based on their anticipated benefits. While the measure wouldn't prevent the governor from financing high scoring projects, it would require an explanation for not following the scoring system.
    
Hogan says the bill would limit local government input and strip the executive branch of its authority over transportation decisions.
 

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