Maryland Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase

Published 03/30 2013 08:15AM

Updated 03/30 2013 08:37AM

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Maryland Senate passed the first gas tax increase in 20 years Friday afternoon. That means you should be shelling out more at this pump this summer.


The senate voted 27 to 20 to approve the increase.


It would increase the cost of a gallon of gas by about four cents this summer-and 13 to 20 cents a gallon in 2016.


The gas tax increase is expected to raise more than $4 billion over the next six years for transportation projects.


The Maryland House of Delegates already passed the bill.


Governor Martin O'Malley sponsored the bill and is expected to sign it into law.

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