For immediate release:
June 9, 2015

Contact:
Erin Montgomery erin.montgomery@maryland.gov
Shareese Churchill shareese.churchill@maryland.gov
410-974-2316

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Toll Reductions

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on toll reductions:

“Lowering taxes and tolls is what I ran on, what I promised to do, and what the people of Maryland voted for. Over the course of three years, our citizens were forced to endure dramatic and unnecessary toll increases that were unfair and overly burdensome. These toll increases were regressive tax hikes in disguise, and I was proud to end them.

“Today’s committee hearing only served to once again demonstrate the huge disconnect between the politicians in Annapolis and the rest of Maryland. It should come as no surprise that some of the legislators who supported the massive tax and toll increases of the past eight years are now questioning the need to reduce them. Ultimately, our administration remains committed to improving the economy and putting more money into the pockets of hardworking taxpayers.”