It sounds simple: Maryland pauses collection of its 36-cent gas tax and surging gas prices plummet overnight. But as the General Assembly began debating such a proposal Tuesday, it became clear that financial relief for Maryland motorists through a 30-day gas tax holiday is no guarantee. Lawmakers questioned if there was any way to force gas stations to pass tax savings along to motorists — there isn’t — and debated whether to extend it for as long as three months.
Maryland General Assembly, wrestling to ensure relief for motorists, advances gas tax holiday proposal
March 16, 2022