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O'Malley Sends Stimulus Priorities To Md. Delegation

Gov. Martin O'Malley today provided the Maryland congressional delegtation with a wish list for federal stimulus projects, including $100 million in highway resurfacing, $50 million in bridge redecking, $100 million in affordable housing and waste and wastewater investments with a price tag of nearly $1 billion.

"Not only would an infusion of funds keep hard-working people employed, it would allow us to deliver infrastructure improvements that will last beyond the immediate economic crisis," O'Malley wrote in a letter to Maryland's senators and members of Congress. "I have no doubt about our ability to deliver these projects."

In arguing for transportation help, O'Malley cited the state's decision this fall to pare $1.1 billion from its six-year, $10.5 billion capital transportation plan.

"Prolonged impacts of vehicle titling requirements and motor fuel taxes will require us to make even deeper cuts into the capital programs for transit and highways as well as pare back the operating budgets of all (transportation) agencies," O'Malley wrote.

By John Wagner  |  December 10, 2008; 2:22 PM ET
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Up till now the only economic stimulus plan O'Malley has thought of has been tax increases. If he truly wants to stimulate the Maryland economy, he should cut the state sales tax by 3 cents and then every job providing business would want to locate here.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | December 12, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

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