Marylanders Fill Their Tanks After Gas Tax Suspension Becomes Law – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Marylanders are seeing some relief at the gas pumps this weekend after Governor Larry Hogan signed into law emergency legislation suspending the state’s 36 percent gas tax per gallon.

General Assembly leaders Hogan and Maryland signed the bill into law on Friday, issuing a 30-day suspension.

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“As soon as I saw the numbers change, it was time to fill everything up,” said a man named Zach who was filling up and washing his car at a gas station on Key Highway on Saturday afternoon. .

Maryland was the first state in the country to remove the gas tax.

Gas prices have been steadily climbing since the Russians began attacking Ukraine last month.


“I know for me, like, I pay five dollars [per gallon],” said Charles Jenkins, a West Baltimore resident. “I use my supercar so it would certainly be nice to have it cheaper.”

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AAA reported that the average price of conventional gas in Maryland fell to about $3.96 a gallon on Saturday, down from $4.17 on Friday.

“For people who really depend on their cars, this tax measure is an amazing thing our governor has passed,” said Rebecca Hoffberger, a woman from Owings Mills.

The gas tax funds the state Transportation Trust Fund for transportation service and infrastructure needs. Lawmakers said they would supplement what was not collected with the state’s $7 billion surplus.

“We simply can’t help but let more Marylanders keep their extra hard-earned dollars in their pockets,” Hogan said.

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The suspension lasts until 11:59pm on April 16. Marylanders Fill Their Tanks After Gas Tax Suspension Becomes Law – CBS Baltimore

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