Thomas V. Mike Miller

8:47 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Expected GOP Push Back on MD Gas Tax Proposal


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland House Republicans are scheduled to talk about why they don't think the state should raise the gas tax.

Members of the GOP caucus have set a Tuesday morning news conference in Annapolis.

Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley last week expressed confidence that the Democratic-controlled House and Senate will reach a consensus on a new revenue plan for transportation.

O'Malley proposed phasing in a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline last year, but the idea stalled amid high gas prices.

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8:32 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Local Gas Tax Proposed by MD Senate President

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate President is proposing the idea of allowing county governments to raise Maryland's gas tax by up to 5 cents for local transportation needs.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller mentioned the idea Thursday along with several other ideas he has pitched this week to help Maryland raise badly needed transportation revenue. The proposal would enable county officials to add on to the state's 23.5-cents gas tax, which hasn't been raised since 1992.

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9:15 am
Thu January 24, 2013

MD Senate President Floats Gas Tax

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A gas tax increase is among the ideas Maryland's Senate president is floating to raise badly needed money for transportation.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told reporters Wednesday his plan includes a proposal to raise about $300 million annually with a gas tax increase.

Miller, D-Calvert, also is proposing regional transit authorities that could raise money for rail projects in Baltimore and near Washington. That way, those projects would be paid for primarily by people in those areas.

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11:58 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Capital Projects To Boost Growth in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate president says Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposal includes a boost in capital projects to help spur job growth, and there is some debt that goes along with that.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller received a briefing on O'Malley's budget plan on Wednesday morning. He spoke to reporters in general about the proposal, leaving details for the governor to discuss later in the afternoon.

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10:11 am
Thu April 12, 2012

O'Malley Wants Consensus on Budget Before Calling Session


      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he has no plans to call a special session until legislative leaders have a plan to avoid more than $500 million in cuts that are scheduled to take effect on July 1.

     The governor's press secretary tells The Baltimore Sun that there has to be some kind of consensus before O'Malley would consider bringing lawmakers back to Annapolis. Lawmakers this week failed to pass a budget package that included raising taxes on those making more than $100,000 a year.

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