Ehrlich pledges to restore road money
Republican Robert Ehrlich says he would restore about $60 million in local aid for road maintenance that has been cut during the recession if he is elected governor.
Ehrlich, who is running against Gov. Martin O'Malley in a rematch, said Friday that steep cuts in road maintenance shortchanges local governments.
Maryland counties have absorbed big cuts in road maintenance funds as lawmakers have struggled to fill budget holes during the recession.
Ehrlich says his first budget proposal would restore 25 percent of the $240 million that has been cut from road maintenance funds statewide.
Both Ehrlich and O'Malley are in Ocean City for the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference.
-- Associated Press
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