Here’s Governor Martin O’Malley’s statement regarding the House approving an unprecedented tax increase on gasoline and sending the bill to the Senate:
“I am pleased that the House of Delegates acted today to create jobs by passing a 21st century infrastructure investment plan. The investment plan the House passed today is balanced, fiscally responsible and will support 44,000 jobs over the next five years. With new roads, bridges, and transit systems, Maryland will continue to be competitive at attracting companies to invest, grow, and create jobs. Today, we continue to be a leader in the region for jobs recovery. Maryland has recovered more than 86% of the jobs lost in the national recession. I urge the Senate to pass this plan quickly so that we can continue to help Marylanders find jobs and strengthen our middle class.”
Huh. A 21st century infrastructure investment plan. And I thought it was just a hike in the gas tax.