Tag: road maintenance

Baltimore may face more cuts to highway funding

Lawmakers are seriously considering a $30 million reduction to Baltimore City’s share of the state aid that local jurisdictions share for road maintenance.

But city legislators are prepared to fight the staff proposal to redistribute that money to the state’s 23 other jurisdictions. Analysts say the move would more evenly distribute the money, which comes from gasoline, vehicle registration and titling taxes categorized as “highway user revenues.”

Local governments have taken a hit across the board, as the state kept most of the highway revenues that it usually sends to counties in order to balance the state budget.

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