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An attempt to extend the gas tax holiday an additional 45 days in Maryland fails on April 7th

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Del. Brenda Thiam (R-Washington) proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 215 to continue the statewide gas tax holiday for 45 days. The amendment failed by a vote of 47-82.

Here is a look at the vote:

Here is a good write up about the vote from Maryland Matters:

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (who is also a candidate for Governor in 2022) has recently called on lawmakers to extend the gas tax holiday:

“Franchot said at the Board of Public Works meeting that he wants the holiday extended another 60 days saying that gas prices are still high, and the holiday has attracted drivers from other states.”

The gas tax holiday runs currently runs through April 16th.

According to AAA the average price of gas in Maryland (as of April 7th) is $3.766. This will jump around 36 cents when the gas tax holiday ends.

Expect a lot of people filling up their tanks on April 15th if the gas tax holiday is not extended by the elected officials in Annapolis.

Here are some other important upcoming dates of note:

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