From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Today, Rep. Andy Harris held a press conference with members of the business community to oppose the proposed 320% Bay Bridge toll hike and other toll increases that will hurt Maryland families, businesses and job creators.
“Maryland families and job creators, particularly on the Eastern Shore, cannot afford another tax hike by the big spenders in Annapolis,” said Rep. Andy Harris. “Governor O’Malley’s administration does not have a revenue problem – they have a spending problem.”
The O’Malley Administration is proposing drastic toll increases, including a tripling of the Bay Bridge toll (adding $5.50 per trip), and $2 hikes for the Harbor and Fort McHenry Tunnels and $3 for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. While Maryland families and small businesses continue to struggle with making ends meet in this difficult economy, the $210 million tax hike comes at the worst possible time.