Hogan Lobs Gas Tax Hike Hot Potato At Peter Franchot

Governor Larry Hogan has called on Peter Franchot to immediately take steps to halt or minimize the impact of the legislative gas tax increase that the Comptroller’s office is scheduled to announce in the coming days.

Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the Comptroller announces gas tax increases on or before June 1 of each year that take effect on July 1. The Comptroller’s Office calculates the tax increase based on the consumer price index.

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Time to Begin Contesting Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District

Conservative Investigative Journalist Matthew Foldi Targets Democrat David Trone Rarely have the political stakes been as high for a Maryland congressional election as this year’s Sixth district race. Multiple independent analysts have identified it as one of fewer than two dozen evenly matched districts that could decide control of the House of Representatives. The political…

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Save the Bay? Not if Baltimore Runs Its Sewers

Baltimore’s sewage failures raise questions about environmental deadlines The day after last week’s Earth Day, the State’s Departments of Health and Environment issued a public health advisory because of Baltimore’s discharge of millions of gallons a day of sewage into the Chesapeake Bay. Weeks before, Maryland’s Department of the Environment ordered the state’s Environmental Service…

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Tax-Funded “Virtue Cycling” Group Opposes Hogan Traffic Congestion Relief: The “Bike Bros” Are Against Anti-Gridlock Transportation Plans

Gridlock routinely ranks high among voter concerns. Marylanders spend more time commuting to work than the residents of every other state, apart from New York.[i]  As a result of congestion, Marylanders can spend less time with families and can even avoid taking better-paying jobs if longer commutes are involved.  In Montgomery County, 43% of residents…

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MoCo Councilman Hans Riemer’s Political Hoax: Reinstating the Military Draft

Hans Riemer

Montgomery County Councilman (and now Wannabe County Executive) Hans Riemer has proudly taken personal credit for his “fake news” media campaign claiming the military draft was about to be reinstated. Usually, when political operatives engage in dirty tricks, they avoid having their fingerprints attached.  Or they are at least a little embarrassed at being caught…

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Thrive Montgomery 2050’s Flawed Housing Assumptions

Aspiration to Own Single-Family Homes Remains Strong Thrive Montgomery 2050, the County’s proposed long-range planning document, is being promoted by Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson as a kind of all-purpose urban planning elixir for racial justice and social equity.[i] His solution? Increase housing density with more multiple dwelling units and fewer single-family homes. …

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Will Ethics Charges Doom Jamie Raskin’s Wife’s Fed Nomination?

Jamie Raskin Slapped with an Ethics Complaint Over his Wife’s $1.5 Million Payout Rep. Jamie Raskin faces an ethics complaint because of his failure to properly report his wife’s massive $1.5 million stock payout from Reserve Trust shares. His wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, has been nominated by President Biden to the Federal Reserve Board and…

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The Free State Commentary by Mark Uncapher

Commentaries by Mark Uncapher Hogan Lobs Gas Tax Hike Hot Potato At Peter Franchot By Mark Uncapher | May 23, 2022 Governor Larry Hogan has called on Peter Franchot to immediately take steps to halt or minimize the impact of the legislative gas tax increase that the Comptroller’s office is scheduled to announce in the…

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